The University of Oregon Product Design students visited the Oregon State University's College of Forestry, to review and discuss prototypes, as well as decide on a final product to move into production. Each student was given a three weeks to design and prototype an idea using Plyboo.
The reviews and discussions included the following:
- Wine rack with removable tray center
- Coaster set in the shape of the state of Oregon
- Guitar stand with adjustable heights for various types of guitars
- Travel lunch box with living hinge components
- Tablet prop with laser engraved designs on surface
- Travel case for notebook/passport, IDs, and other small necessities
- Desk organizer for a place to prop a phone, store watches, keys, and other small amenities
With all of these great products up for consideration, there was a lot of discussions about whether or not each of these items would be a viable sell in the bamboo products marketplace. Other concerns for consideration was whether or not the machining would be time efficient, design flaws that may cause product use failure, and cost of additional materials for products that included components other than Plyboo.
All students voted and everyone decided to further develop two of the products: the travel case and the desk organizer.