I’m actually quite happy about how the design turned out. I’m really looking forward to making this thing!
Just to give you an idea comparing this with my original design. I actually tried to ship the original design, but quickly learned about the rules of regular shipping (i.e less than 2.7m of Girth + length). Needless to say, the shipping (through LTL) was too much for the purchaser to accept. So I still have this packaged up.
The original was a little bigger than my current revised design and was much heavier (not unbearable for wearing, but close). The current design should weigh in around 10-12 lbs, which is not bad (much less than a backpack full of university textbooks).
The approval drawings helped me to review important details, like layout of the pieces on plywood and also check the minimum box size I can fit all the pieces in. I also sourced all the parts so that I could make sure I stayed within price point.
I was hoping that the design I came up with was right on price … but it was not. In order to stay within range, I had no choice but to cut back on a few non-essentials. I had to keep to only the bottom black steel bars. and also reduce the rear black steel unions from 4 to 2. I also had to cut back on the steel mesh accent where the “eyes” are.
The design is still within the intent. Thought, I feel like I personally would go for all the extras (but that’s me). So, I’m leaving the option to go for the extras, but at a little upcharge. This leaves more flexibility depending on the intent and artistic effect desired.
Hope you like it!
@ DropBOB Designs
*awesome tetris gif made by Deviantart user: SimplySilent, just needed something to kill the link from the first image so that it can be used to download pdf.