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Posted in our work by hemmant jha on February 4, 2011

arm 1 | thinkmore

Sound and music. We hear it, we feel it, we react to it. The better the quality of sound, the more visceral the experience.

We feel that vinyl playback most successfully captures the original intent of recorded sound. It is also a very transparent and enjoyable process. Not confined within bits in an electronic maze, playing back a vinyl record and adjusting analog playback for optimum sound is very hands-on and highly satisfying.

Presenting Arm 1.

We’ve taken our knowledge of design, engineering and materials sciences, and our love of vinyl, and distilled it into this tonearm for turntables. Arm 1 is designed for the very precise retrieval of recorded sound. It is highly stable and non-resonant, which ensures accuracy of retrieved signals. Adjustments can be made precisely and repeatably to within 0.001″. Formed of ceramic composites, bronze, stainless steel.

What does all this get you? Ella and Aretha sound like themselves in all their glory, not like each other.

In technical testing and evaluation. Patents pending. Available soon.

more images here.

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Posted in our work, what really matters by hemmant jha on December 23, 2010

Kittens. Really?

Yes, they’re cute, but they’re killing us in the Pepsi Challenge. Good People, we need votes, and we need them now. If kittens don’t get you going, imagine driving something designed in the 1940s, for the 1940s. Everyday. I imagine our lives are very different from what they would have been in the 1940s, and our expectations from our tools for living, including those we use for mobility, are quite different as well.

Why are wheelchair users being made to live in the past? There are a lot of reasons for this, and we’re tackling these in our design for a new kind of wheelchair for people with spinal cord injury. Details here, and here.

Getting a product like this designed and out the door is an expensive process, and with this grant, we can build prototypes and go to user testing. Our winning this grant depends on how many votes we can get. Please get the word out. Votes can and should be cast every day, online at http://www.refresheverything.com/wheelwell and by texting 104725 to 73774.

To help get the word out, we’ve created some posters with our message. The format is small, the message condensed. Ideal for emailing to all your friends and connections. Perfect for printing and copying cheaply in black and white. Put them up in your building, your gym, your favorite coffee shop, your school and office, local dive bar, design studio, school, strip club, Whole Foods, or anyplace with foot traffic.

Click on poster to download. Distribute electronically. Make copies for your friends and colleagues. Spread the word.

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Posted in our work, what really matters by hemmant jha on December 13, 2010

Thank you for supporting Wheelwell @ the Pepsi Challenge! And for your votes!

We’re currently at #175, which is not a great number. In fact, the only good numbers are #1 and #2. For the next couple of weeks, we’d like you to continue supporting this good cause. What’s the cause? See it here, and here.

To help get the word out, we’ve created some posters with our message. The format is small, the message condensed. Ideal for emailing to all your friends and connections. Perfect for printing and copying cheaply in black and white. Put them up in your building, your gym, your favorite coffee shop, your school and office, local dive bar, design studio, school, strip club, Whole Foods, or anyplace with foot traffic.

Click on poster to download. Distribute electronically. Make copies for your friends and colleagues. Spread the word.

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Posted in our work, what really matters by hemmant jha on December 5, 2010

Thank you for supporting Wheelwell @ the Pepsi Challenge! And for your votes!

Of course, there’s no such thing as too many votes, and we need more to win! Not voted yet? Go here to vote now.

To help get the word out, we’ve created some posters with our message. The format is small, the message condensed. Ideal for emailing to all your friends and connections. Perfect for printing and copying cheaply in black and white. Put them up in your building, your gym, your favorite coffee shop, your school and office, local dive bar.

Click on poster to download. Distribute electronically. Make copies for your friends and colleagues. Spread the word.

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Posted in our work, what really matters by hemmant jha on December 1, 2010

In Your Little Finger lies Absolute Power.

Can you help us without lifting a finger? Almost. Here’s how : vote for Wheelwell [our not-for-profit] to get a research and development grant from Pepsi.

As you’re aware, we’re creating a new wheelchair for people with spinal cord injury. For our research and development phase, we’ve applied for several grants. Our biggest application is the Pepsi Refresh Project, which alone will fund practically all of our research, development and enable us to make lots of prototypes!

Their grants are given out to those who get the most votes, and you can vote. In fact, you can vote one time every day until January 01, 2011 : vote early and often. Voting is pretty simple, and you may do it one of two ways (even both).

Voting for us will help us win this grant. This grant will help us bring this wheelchair to life, and we feel this wheelchair will help many with spinal cord injuries live richer lives.

Thanks for reading this far, the links are just below.

Vote here: http://www.refresheverything.com/wheelwell

Text by sending 104725 to 73774

The process is simple : the most votes win.

So ask your friends, spread the word any way you can, across the world.

Post this to your Facebook page, and be our friend – we’re here on Facebook.

If you have a blog, post this to your blog.

If you’re on LinkedIn, tap into your network.

If you’re part of a large corporate entity, send this along to your colleagues.

Use your finger for a good cause. Thank you.

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