Weeds Never Sleep

Weeds Never Sleep
Posted by on May 1, 2015
Posted in: projects

Some projects definitely have more personality than others. We recently finished up work for an innovative Kickstarter project called “HotShot,” an organic herbicide sprayer. Inventor Michael Peterson came to us with a great idea and a rough sketch, and we had a lot of fun developing a 3d model and supporting images.

The HotShot allows gardeners to kill weeds without bending over or getting their hands dirty. You have to pledge $300 to get one of the first run HotShots, but the sinister pleasure that comes along with shooting hot acid (organic, of course!) at those green monsters comes free of charge.
Our 3d model of the inventor's concept.

The original sketch we worked from

The HotShot allows the user to kill weeds without bending over or getting her hands dirty.

A harrowing view of the HotShot from the weed's perspective.

Update, May 2015: The design for this invention continues to evolve. Michael got back in touch with us for some updated renderings. Here’s how they turned out:

hotshot-diagram

hotshot-wide

hotshot-weed-view

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Adrienne Leverette is lead illustrator at Fat Pencil Studio. Read more