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Gloo "Glue Gun

A glue gun you won't be sad to be burned by


Aryaman Giri Gundala


Pratt Insitute


Spring 2022

The Gloo was designed to tackle three significant problems makers face with current glue guns; they rarely can stand upright, the trigger produces finger exhaustion, and it is hard to know when it is hot and ready to use. With a low center of gravity, a light that indicates when it's ready to use, a translucent window to show if the glue sticks are jammed or about to finish, and a new trigger mechanism that spreads the stress evenly through the hand, the Gloo is a fresh take on an old problem.

Design Features




What I learned

My favorite takeaway from this class was Alvaro's push to understand real-world manufacturing constraints. We were tasked with disassembling the products we wanted to improve, and this not only gave me insight into how companies design around off-the-shelf parts to save costs but also the design choices they made regarding their injection molds. This resulted in an actual prototype, not just another speculative design. It was a very holistic process.

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