Categories for Lifestyle

  • Why modular design makes easy work of outdoor adventures

    April 20, 2017 By Cate Lawrence

     It stands to reason that people involved in outdoor pursuits such as camping and hiking want their equipment to be versatile and multifunctional. Most outdoor equipment needs to be compact and easily transportable. Items that serve more than one purpose are preferable to single use items in terms of portability and sustainability. Outdoor wear has long adopted this ethos with items such as modular gloves and trousers popular to wear. Advances in design (including the materials goods are made from)... View Article

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    Why Modular Designs are Gaining Ground Into our Life

    February 1, 2017 By Cate Lawrence

    Modular design relies on a backbone of standardization. There must be a core or central design premise of structure that can be replicated across each design. This is joined by accompanying modules or units that can be customized according the purpose, price, location etc. There’s the scope for many items to be made modular as it offers numerous benefits. We’ve been considering our products in the bigger modular ecosphere which has given us cause to consider the benefits of modularity... View Article

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    Change

    April 1, 2016

    If there is any eternal truth about this world, CHANGE may be just that. The whole world is dynamic, resembling an everlasting, melodious song that consists of high pitch, low pitch, and something in the middle. Songs without “changes” are no longer songs but rather just noises. This applies to many aspects of our lives, and is ever so present in the life of a startup. Once a project goes beyond mere sketches on paper, we depart on a roller-coaster... View Article

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    The Architect Who Produces One Million Words A Day

    March 18, 2016

    One picture equals 6,000 words (actually I might just need to stop writing here as we’ve already had enough ;)) A nice picture brings esthetic pleasure and even a crack to escape from the mundane into an imaginary wonderland. So do good designs we see every day... be it the Sydney Opera House, the Asticou Azalea Gardena, a picture in Louvre, or something closer to our daily lives: a handbag, an iPhone, or a clean, user-friendly App. Doubt how big... View Article

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    Hardware, Software, She Does It ALL: Behind the Screen, who are we?

    February 4, 2016

    When you were supporting us on Kickstarter, when you were browsing our newsletter and blog updates, when you were asking questions in our forum, have you ever wondered  “Who is behind the screen designing, producing, and writing to me?” You are not talking to an AI robot of course, nor are you speaking with the next Einstein or Edison (well, maybe not). You are talking to a group of people who are not that different from the friends around you—people... View Article

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    Meet team nexpaq: Software Development

    August 6, 2015

    Interested in the people making nexpaq a reality? We interview some of our team mates to allow you to get closer to us! The nexpaq software development team is an ambitious crew, currently consisting of 5 young men: Coody - Head of Software Development Jake - Firmware Developer Tom - Android Developer Levo - iOS Developer Alan - Firmware Developer 'Everything is cool when you are part of a  team'.  At nexpaq, we are proud of having a small team... View Article

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    UMelb Students get cracking on nexpaq DevKits

    The University of Melbourne's 4th year Mechatronics students launched into nexpaq devkits on Monday, August 3rd 2015. Students assembled into 10 teams, each with their own devkit and a set of teaching notes that allow students to apply what they learn in theory, in the real world via the all in one nexpaq devkit. As part of their education and coursework, these students learned how to do electronics with the nexpaq provided bread-board, electronic circuit design to take in analogue... View Article

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    nexpaq Hackathon update: Mentors join. Teams form. World class facilities.

    July 29, 2015

    On the July 24, nexpaq hosted the first official “Mentors Night” at Tsubu bar on the University of Melbourne campus. Before anyone had a chance to drink and start talking about really geeky stuff, the first 15 mentors (the guys who will be piloting each team of hackers) were unveiled to all. Then we let people drink and mingle. What do you know, we had many more mentors sign up through the end of the night! So with a bunch... View Article

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    nexpaq Hackathon Update

    June 25, 2015

    Hey everyone, We wanted to share our latest Hackathon press release with you here. Share this with any nerds, geeks, developers, hardware bros (is that a thing?), Aussies, and anyone else you think would be interested in this event! The nexpaq Hackathon is a celebration of makers, open source hardware and hackster communities across the world. From Seattle to Sydney and everything in between, nexpaq is hitting the road, starting in Melbourne for the coolest Hackathon & meetup series on... View Article

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    We’re going to Europe!

    May 23, 2015

    We'll be in Helsinki and Paris next week. Hey everyone, We are officially entering the final week of our Kickstarter campaign and it has been quite a ride thus far. We want to thank everyone for helping us more than quadruple our funding goal! Keep the love coming! We've now had over 17,000 people vote for nexpaq to come to their phone.  The more support we get, the closer we come to bringing nexpaq to your phone! We invite you... View Article

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