Polypropylene Film Replacement

  • Posted on: 16 February 2015
  • By: ashok

Last June, I took part in the InnoCentive Challenge # 9933575 - Polypropylene Packaging Film Replacement. I submitted a written proposal for novel packaging materials to replace polypropylene films, providing a better biodegradability and the same or greater moisture barrier. Since the Seeker Scientists have chosen not to employ the solution that I submitted, I am now placing it in the public domain for all to see and use freely if it suits them.

3D Printer with 10X Speed

  • Posted on: 8 September 2014
  • By: ashok

I took part in the InnoCentive Challenge # 9933299 - 3D Printer with 10X Speed that was posted on Feb 28, 2014. The Seeker desired proposals for 3D printing with 10X the speed and was particularly interested in disruptive innovations to dramatically increase the throughput of 3D printers. I decided that this challenge suited me. Within three days time I had developed a solution based on my experiences in various fields and my understanding of how to eliminate waste.

An economy based on surplus rather than scarcity

  • Posted on: 13 November 2013
  • By: ashok

Today's op-ed by Paul Krugman in The New York Times titled A Permanent Slump? brings to mind the prediction by Buckminster Fuller that the world would be facing an economy which would have to be based on surpluses rather than a scarcity of goods and services. Fuller had laid a timeline of year 2000 as when this would happen.

Vertical balancing in mobiles

  • Posted on: 12 October 2012
  • By: ashok

Recently I made a mobile whose design incorporated the very difficult art of vertical balancing.

Afterwards I reached different conclusions. First, vertical balance has no value for an average viewer. Even when it is pointed out, he does not appreciate it. So 3 out of 7 nodes of my mobile were not adding any value to the average viewer.

The balance four were just not moving relative to each other. but were rotating in a plane. Very boring movement with no re-carving of space.