Architecture is a profession of gadgets. These gadgets help us effectively execute our works and fulfill our tasks. This is a list of 10 awesome gadgets for architects, designers and engineers.
Laser tape measures are alternatives to traditional metal tape measures; they’re used to calculate lengths, widths and heights of up to about 198 meters. This device works by sending a pulse of laser light to the target and measures the time it takes for the reflection to return.
Bosch laser measure is very popular and has an impressive accuracy of 1 mm.
Architects certainly needs this!
2. 3D Printer
This is the process of making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down many thin layers of a material in succession.
For architects, 3D printing means design freedom and time savings, because detailed and complex models can easily and quickly be made. 3D printing can not only be used for detailed models but also for presentation models printed to quickly pitch designs
3. Smart Pen
This gadget seamlessly converts everything you write on paper to a digital format view-able on your devices. Smart pen enables you to easily share your drawings and automatically backup everything you write.
These pens are similar to ordinary pens in terms of size and weight. They also use actual ink, making possible for you write with them.
Architects and designers will love this gadget as it will allow them keep digital records of all sketches for future use and references. So, as you sketch, it records.
4. VR Glasses
Virtual reality (VR) is fast gaining ground among architects but haven’t become wide spread. Tech experts are saying that it would change the world in a generation’s time.
VR glasses (HMD) are worn to get cinematic experiences of real-time visualization. That is, when you wear these head mounted devices (HMD) connected to powerful computers, you see virtual 3D images and animations in real time. You can move around these virtually created spaces to experience them more.
The virtual reality technology is mainstream in the gaming industry but still growing in the architecture and design world. However, architects can use this gadget to deepen the experiences of architectural designs for themselves and their clients.
These are powerful pocket size gadgets capable of projecting images and videos for large screen viewing. HDMI, USB or micro SD slots are their ports for connection.
These are very useful to architects and designers for quick presentations on the go.
Cube is the most popular portable colour digitizer. This gadget can capture any colour on any surface with its advance colour digitizing features. This gadget is extremely useful to architects and interior designers for seeing colours and getting colours.
Practically, you can use it in several ways:
1. to check if the exact paint colours you specified during design is been used.
2. To capture colours you like from other projects or magazines, in order to use in your projects.
This gadget provides quick, convenient, wireless and seamless transfer of documents from all devices to its storage. It is potable and can work with multiple devices: laptop, tabs, phones etc.
Since architects are already familiar with the use of the classic flash drive, it’s wireless counterpart won’t be difficult to integrate into their routine, after all it is convenient to use and provides document backup on the go.
Immersive listening experiences are the purpose of these gadgets. They cut noise to its barest minimum making you less distracted and able to concentrate on the task in front of you.
All designers know the distracting nature of noise and how it slows down or abort the creative process of design. Thus, a noise cancelling headphones is a must have for architects.
This is a lightweight camp chair that folds down small. It is easy to set up, and is the perfect blend between comfortable, portable and durable
Collapsible chairs may be an unusual gadget to feature here, however, it is an indispensable item for architects who frequent construction sites. In order not to stand for long hours, he uses this chair. Since they can conveniently be pack and carried, they become handy.
10. Solar Papers
These are miniature solar panels that can conveniently fit into a regular size book. It’s dimension isn’t bigger than an A4 paper size. It charges almost any device that charges with USB. Output is 5V, 500mA per panel.
It can charge phones, tabs and laptops of architects and designers on the go to always keep their devices powered up.
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