O-Pin Push Pin by Scott Young

The O-Pin is a new way of thinking of push pin in a safe manner while maintaining the manufacturing method efficient. It was inspired by the inhaling and exhaling of a lung, the breathing motion, inward and outward. The concept revolves around the issue of how the needle for a push pin is exposed and in a harm way for anyone who has blindly reached for a pin. How the design works? The O-pin stays in a cylindrical/cone shape until you apply pressure, causing the 3 integrated living hinges to bow out exposing the needle creating a sculptural and snowflake-like aesthetic.

The idea for quick manufacturing methods would be explained in the design, the pin sits at a 5-degree angle for a simple Injection Mold for fast production. The O-Pin can also be used for playful decor and light-hearted hanging of objects rather than used in a professional business type of setting, but does not limit itself to it either.

Designer : Scott Young

O-Pin Push Pin by Scott Young

O-Pin Push Pin by Scott Young

O-Pin Push Pin by Scott Young

O-Pin Push Pin by Scott Young

Tuvie has received “O-Pin Push Pin” project from our ‘Submit A Design‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their design/concept for publication.

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Andrea says: April 3, 2013

Nice idea… however one more useless execution. Design students should not only learn to be creative, but also learn more about manufacturing. Yes, living hinges are no problem. Yes insert moulding or over moulding is no problem. However the shape shown on the design will not work. It can be moulded in one direction, however for the slits on the side you basically need as many slides as slits, which is almost impossible to manage and will cost quite a lot. Also, for a living hinge to work the way it is explained, it needs to have a starting angle… at the moment it is zero degrees, which means it is does not know which way to bend and therefore won't bend at all. So, before senting this in on some design awards or putting it on Kickstarter, I would suggest to actually design something that can be manufactured and will work.







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