What privacy problem are you solving?
Now that it’s possible to profitably mine PRV and earn other coins with your Incognito pNode, you might want more than one! The team who designed the original pNode are back with a proposal that reimagines what an efficient multi-node setup can be. The goal was to design a modern device that not only complements the minimalist style of the original but also makes it easier to use when you want to add nodes. It’s a modular, “plug-and-play” system that you can customize how you like.
With the “Node Tree”, it will be more cost-effective per node, so you don’t need to invest as much into expanding. In addition, it will save space and remove messy cables to help you stay organized.
What is the solution?
We’ve designed the Nodes to be stackable and less complex, focusing on minimizing the number of parts to increase ease of handling and assembly.
Modules connect to each other using uniquely designed magnetic pins (which also enable power and ethernet) that make it easy for them to stick in place and remove the need for a cable connection between nodes (see photo).
We’ll have to carefully select the right material and size for creating a connection method that allows for adequate power and speed. Node owners can own multiple nodes and place them around their house or office, but we propose to solve clutter and efficiency. Currently, there are two options:
The first option is a pNode stack with a powered base. The nodes are stacked (up to 10 high) on a base which is connected to an adequate power source, which regulates all nodes.
The second option is to remove the base and have nodes stacked on each other (5-10 node maximum), with all nodes connected to an adequate power source.
– Development ideas (initial sketching) –
What substitutes do people resort to because this doesn’t exist yet?
Whether a node is mass-produced or self-made, they can be big, costly, and inefficient. This cluster is designed to stack up to 10 sleek nodes in an easy-to-use set, increasing cost, energy, and operational efficiency, as well as organization and profitability for the user.
Who are you?
I’m @Linh.n (G), an industrial designer from the Incognito product team. I’m the one who is responsible for the pNode as a whole. My focus on design work combines precision with creativity, and I make sure all designs are as functional as they are beautiful.
Of course, this project would not be possible without the help of great people like:
@binh - a software engineer for over 10 years, @binh is now working on the program system that powers our Node products.
@ P.Binh - an experienced hardware electrical engineer, he applies his knowledge of component design characteristics to diagnose complex hardware issues as we develop our product.
And the support from core manufacturing partners to help us navigate the product development process from initial concept through to the production line.
Why do you care?
My intention is to investigate the potential for creating useful new designs by blending together stylistic and structural elements of existing tech product types. I see this as a chance to create a “cluster”, a set of functional yet thought-provoking designs that are created quickly.
What’s your plan? What’s your schedule?
Here’s the timeline, composed of several steps:
What’s your budget?
Most of the funding will go directly into production.
At this time, the project budget is planned for the “Development” step:
|Software engineer||1||1,000 PRV (x 4 months - Feb. to May)|
|Industrial designer||1||1,000 PRV (x 4 months - Feb. to May)|
|HW engineer||1||1,500 PRV (x 2 months - Feb. to Apr.)|
|Outsource resource & prototypes||N/A||4,500 PRV|
Is there an existing conversation around this idea?
Recently, we made an introduction post about this new idea node-cluster-for-multi-node-owners, and held a poll for the name options of the new node stack.
The results have spoken. As such, it’s now called the “Node Tree”. A huge thanks to everyone
Is there anything else you would like the community to know?
As you can see, everything is still in progress and improving day by day. I really appreciate any comments or ideas about this product from you all, so let us know what you guys think!