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Title: [IC] “Shield” - Artisan Case by Gray Studio (updated)
Post by: oldcat on Thu, 30 May 2019, 22:17:10
Introducing the Artisan “Shield,” premium quality artisan case.

Details:
1. Bottom: anodized aluminum 6063,
2. Top: acrylic,
3. Top/bottom with magnets built-in,
4. A piece of travel foam that can be used to keep caps safe and secure during travel,
5. Price: $99 shipped to worldwide, paypal/shipping fees included,
6. Ready to ship, with the grand opening launch of Gray Studio’s Shopify store,
7. Designed and manufactured by Gray Studio.

Currently, the V1 prototype is made and improvements are being made to V2 production version, but any constructive feedback is welcome and appreciated in improving it.


(https://i.imgur.com/xu2Tw7E.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/cCMp2dd.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/3XwJShm.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/bMYqjEo.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/uWPV8Hm.png)
Title: Re: [IC] Artisan “Shield” by Gray Studio
Post by: mdlt97 on Thu, 30 May 2019, 22:19:49
did not know razer was making artisan cases
Title: Re: [IC] Artisan “Shield” by Gray Studio
Post by: stuey138 on Thu, 30 May 2019, 22:20:18
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Title: Re: [IC] Artisan “Shield” by Gray Studio
Post by: CYFX on Thu, 30 May 2019, 23:56:39
Looks like a flip phone from the 2000s.
Title: Re: [IC] Artisan “Shield” by Gray Studio
Post by: ttom on Fri, 31 May 2019, 09:12:32
kinda reminds me of a calculator

i like it
Title: Re: [IC] Artisan “Shield” by Gray Studio
Post by: utsukishi on Fri, 31 May 2019, 09:16:47
I'm getting graphing calculator vibes, especially in a dark gray like the TI-84, I love it
Title: Re: [IC] Artisan “Shield” by Gray Studio
Post by: oldcat on Fri, 31 May 2019, 18:25:11
kinda reminds me of a calculator

i like it

Haha, thank you!

The prototype is made, but any feedback is welcome in improving the artisan holder :)
Title: Re: [IC] Artisan “Shield” by Gray Studio
Post by: senryo on Sat, 01 June 2019, 12:34:39
it seems to me that the render shows the top is made of aluminium instead of acrylic?
Title: Re: [IC] Artisan “Shield” by Gray Studio
Post by: DEMO S on Mon, 03 June 2019, 21:06:20
nice
Title: Re: [IC] Artisan “Shield” by Gray Studio
Post by: crowKAKAWWW on Tue, 04 June 2019, 14:21:21
He collecc and he protecc

I'm interested :D
Title: Re: [IC] Artisan “Shield” by Gray Studio
Post by: megaforce on Tue, 04 June 2019, 17:05:40
does it have the Rage Mode?
Title: Re: [IC] Artisan “Shield” by Gray Studio
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 04 June 2019, 20:36:12
More renders :)



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Title: Re: [IC] “Shield” - Artisan Case by Gray Studio (updated)
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 05 June 2019, 12:45:52
Possible colors (TBD)


(https://i.imgur.com/cCMp2dd.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/3XwJShm.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/bMYqjEo.png)
(https://i.imgur.com/uWPV8Hm.png)
Title: Re: [IC] “Shield” - Artisan Case by Gray Studio (updated)
Post by: Dennyroxsox on Wed, 05 June 2019, 13:36:51
I know an artisan case can't be everything for everyone, but I'm hoping for future artisan boxes to either have travel capability or better display capability. What I'm personally looking for are features that don't already exist, not just another box. Here are a couple of scenarios I'd like to throw in that maybe would be good talking points:

Travel - Is there a solution to prevent caps from knocking around in transit?

Laying on a desk - This is probably fine, but the view looks like frosted acrylic. I can't really see anything there.

Stacking - If anyone else has an extreme artisan addiction like I do, they might have a couple of cases stacked on top of each other. Is that possible with this case? It seems like a bubble or a pod, so if I had one, it would probably work out fine as the top of a stack.

Propped up or maybe hanging on a wall for display - I've tried this with a few different cases, and most artisans fall forward, and don't remain upright. To fix this, I have to cut custom height foam or bubble wrap to prop them up against the lid.
Title: Re: [IC] “Shield” - Artisan Case by Gray Studio (updated)
Post by: oldcat on Wed, 05 June 2019, 21:35:56
I know an artisan case can't be everything for everyone, but I'm hoping for future artisan boxes to either have travel capability or better display capability. What I'm personally looking for are features that don't already exist, not just another box. Here are a couple of scenarios I'd like to throw in that maybe would be good talking points:

Travel - Is there a solution to prevent caps from knocking around in transit?

Yes, a high quality rectangular travel foam is included to help secure the caps during transit. Potter was thinking about other solutions as well.

Laying on a desk - This is probably fine, but the view looks like frosted acrylic. I can't really see anything there.

You should be able to see through when it’s closed (I will confirm when I get a prototype along with production-ready Think6.5 PCBs). Can use without top too

Stacking - If anyone else has an extreme artisan addiction like I do, they might have a couple of cases stacked on top of each other. Is that possible with this case? It seems like a bubble or a pod, so if I had one, it would probably work out fine as the top of a stack.

This I will need to confirm with Potter. Not sure if most people need more than 1 and stack them:) primarily used to display on the table.

Propped up or maybe hanging on a wall for display - I've tried this with a few different cases, and most artisans fall forward, and don't remain upright. To fix this, I have to cut custom height foam or bubble wrap to prop them up against the lid.

This we need to look into how much you can tilt.

Thanks for the feedback, hope you find these useful
Title: Re: [IC] “Shield” - Artisan Case by Gray Studio (updated)
Post by: Rejeckted on Wed, 05 June 2019, 21:43:53
I know an artisan case can't be everything for everyone, but I'm hoping for future artisan boxes to either have travel capability or better display capability. What I'm personally looking for are features that don't already exist, not just another box. Here are a couple of scenarios I'd like to throw in that maybe would be good talking points:

Travel - Is there a solution to prevent caps from knocking around in transit?

Laying on a desk - This is probably fine, but the view looks like frosted acrylic. I can't really see anything there.

Stacking - If anyone else has an extreme artisan addiction like I do, they might have a couple of cases stacked on top of each other. Is that possible with this case? It seems like a bubble or a pod, so if I had one, it would probably work out fine as the top of a stack.

Propped up or maybe hanging on a wall for display - I've tried this with a few different cases, and most artisans fall forward, and don't remain upright. To fix this, I have to cut custom height foam or bubble wrap to prop them up against the lid.

Hey, poster putty might be good for angled or wall display. Pretty cheap available on amazon. I wouldn't think the putty would damage the caps (although i could be wrong). Obviously just a temp solution, but i agree i would like a case with the features you mentioned.
Title: Re: [IC] “Shield” - Artisan Case by Gray Studio (updated)
Post by: mezcaline_ on Wed, 05 June 2019, 21:59:20
id totally be in on this, i've been looking for a good case that's not a dauber box for a while!
Title: Re: [IC] Artisan “Shield” by Gray Studio
Post by: oldcat on Thu, 06 June 2019, 01:17:26
it seems to me that the render shows the top is made of aluminium instead of acrylic?

Thanks!!

It’s been fixed and I believe the V2 production version is coming out soon and real life pictures will be shared then
Title: Re: [IC] “Shield” - Artisan Case by Gray Studio (updated)
Post by: cucgach on Thu, 06 June 2019, 09:23:20
Look nice! Can we have an option to remove the Graystudio brandname ? Just a pure alu or brass are also nice! Thanks.
Title: Re: [IC] “Shield” - Artisan Case by Gray Studio (updated)
Post by: Warrenified on Sat, 08 June 2019, 16:52:12
 Reminds me of a mouthguard holder for athletes. Seems like the design could take away from what's being displayed (the artisans)
Title: Re: [IC] “Shield” - Artisan Case by Gray Studio (updated)
Post by: oldcat on Mon, 10 June 2019, 13:56:54
Look nice! Can we have an option to remove the Graystudio brandname ? Just a pure alu or brass are also nice! Thanks.

These have been CNC'd already. So there is no way to change now (except color choices). Hope that doesn't bother you too much!
Title: Re: [IC] “Shield” - Artisan Case by Gray Studio (updated)
Post by: Sintpinty on Mon, 10 June 2019, 20:25:33
Introducing the Artisan “Shield,” premium quality artisan case.

Details:
1. Bottom: anodized aluminum 6063,
2. Top: acrylic,
3. Top/bottom with magnets built-in,
4. A piece of travel foam that can be used to keep caps safe and secure during travel,
5. Price: $99 shipped to worldwide, paypal/shipping fees included,
6. Ready to ship, with the grand opening launch of Gray Studio’s Shopify store,
7. Designed and manufactured by Gray Studio.

Currently, the V1 prototype is made and improvements are being made to V2 production version, but any constructive feedback is welcome and appreciated in improving it.


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/xu2Tw7E.jpg)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/cCMp2dd.png)


Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/3XwJShm.png)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/bMYqjEo.png)

Show Image
(https://i.imgur.com/uWPV8Hm.png)


Wow, looks like something straight out of a space movie. Cool :confused:
Title: Re: [IC] “Shield” - Artisan Case by Gray Studio (updated)
Post by: poodude on Mon, 10 June 2019, 22:27:13
Honestly this holds artisans no better then a $5 Walmart crafts organizer. Why not have the interior foam lined so it actually holds the artisans in place, or have an internal stem it mounts to? A flat glass or plastic front would allow clear viewing. The angles "look cool" but warp the view. Make the function work first, then add design elements later.

I have also had screwdriver cases like this, and the very first thing that breaks is the cheap plastic hinge, then the whole thing is crap. I would make sure those aren't using weak little plastic hinges. One little stress point or small drop and.... CRACK
Title: Re: [IC] “Shield” - Artisan Case by Gray Studio (updated)
Post by: Gert Fischer on Tue, 11 June 2019, 14:00:43
remove the fake screws and I am in
Title: Re: [IC] “Shield” - Artisan Case by Gray Studio (updated)
Post by: oldcat on Tue, 11 June 2019, 16:37:44
remove the fake screws and I am in

Will provide feedback to potter. Thank you.