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The Zoybar–Shapeways-Blender challenge - Competition Results

The competition is over, the results are in and we want to offer a big thank you to everyone who has taken part.…

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Added by Zoybar Support on October 6, 2010 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

Jugging Stage of The Zoybar–Shapeways-Blender challenge Has Ended

We are very excited to announce that today at 11:59 am, GMT, the first stage of the Zoybar–Shapeways-Blender challenge has ended. Three designs in the Function category and four designs in the Fantasy category have qualified to the finals. Before we move to the results we would also like to thank all of you who participated in this challenge, we commend you!

This collaboration represents the first hardware… Continue

Added by Zoybar Support on September 20, 2010 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Design Contest: Unique Collaboration Between Zoybar Shapeways and Blender ArtMagazine

We are very excited to launch a new collaborative contest with Blenderart Magazine and Shapeways.…

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Added by Zoybar Support on August 5, 2010 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Zoybar`s 3D CAD Production Files Released Today!

Following our announcement in IDSA's Innovation Quarterly Design Journal, As from today our 3D CAD production files will be available for non commercial use. The transformation to digital formats has changed entire industries. This change enables musicians, film makers and graphic designers to become more independent. It also changed the relationship between the creators and…

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Added by zoybar on April 7, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Zoybar`s Vision for Hardware Design and Innovation

We are excited to announce that in the following weeks we will release our 3D CAD (Computer-Aided Design) production files of the Zoybar components for non commercial use. By releasing these files, Zoybar as a physical platform will also become a virtual one. The cad files will be relevant for use on common cad softwares like Solidworks, Blender and Google Sketchup.

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Added by zoybar on December 29, 2009 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Open Hardware

Peter Kirn`s post on the OFFF digital design conference in Portugal made me realized that there should be a discussion on the resources and platforms behind the open source approach.

I think that the main issue of open source is sharing resources, providing the recipe doesn't make it collaborative.

It is only one aspect of the equation. I know it may sound obvious… Continue

Added by zoybar on May 14, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Stem of Mashups

There is a new kind of relationship between creators and their audiences that challenge the way each part sees itself and what is expected from the other. The conventional approach defines each one in opposite corners. The creator is considered to be the professional expert and the audience is considered as one entity that can either say yes or no to the creation. One is active and acknowledged and the other is passive and unknown. This approach is beginning to change. Creative disciplines are… Continue

Added by zoybar on March 13, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Competition Result

The competition is over, the results are in and we want to offer a big thank you to everyone who has taken part.

The three winners will be the first to receive a first edition Zoybar hardware kit in the whole universe !!! ;-)



Itouch Guitar 2.0 by Brian Green came top in the site chart view count. You've done a good job man, Congratulations.…



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Added by zoybar on January 22, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Designing An Open Platform

One of the biggest challenges in designing an open platform was for it to remain relevant to a long tail of musicians with different needs, styles and skills. The design was not focused on a specific instrument but on a new system that enable the creation of "mass production" of unique one of a kind.

This challenge meant that every component (different function) should have similar visual aspects and similar attachment solution even though they are different in size, material, weight and… Continue

Added by zoybar on August 17, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

From The Begining

By the end of 2004, prior to my graduate year as an industrial design student at Bezalel (Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem), I began to have doubts on my future occupation.

The industrial world has been facing in the past years much justified criticism regarding its responsibility over pollution, labor rights and over production as a result of implementing out-sourced approaches.

As part of the competition, Companies and manufactures are focusing on their survival by enhancing… Continue

Added by zoybar on June 7, 2008 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

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