Insights

Here you will find Pensar articles about things that we find inspiring and interesting.

Vic-Maui - Joy Ride Wins!

Joy Ride crossed the finish line in Lahaina at 9:59 on July 14th. A fantastic race all around for Joy ...

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Vic-Maui Update 1

Joy Ride is wishing for wind, but holding their own in the race. Temperatures are warming and the trade-winds should ...

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Vic-Maui Race Begins

Joy Ride, with John Murkowski at the helm and Byron Meseroll on board, set sail for Maui July 1. They ...

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Impinj xSpan is a Spark Design Awards Finalist!

Our design for the Impinj xSpan was a 2017 Spark Finalist! The Impinj xSpan Gateway is a fixed-infrastructure RAIN RFID (Radio ...

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FIRST Robotics Competition 2018

The SciBorgs had an incredible time at the FIRST Championships. After the first two days they were ranked 21st on ...

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Ossia Cota is Spark Finalist!

Our Ossia Cota design was a Spark Awards Finalist!  Cota is a charging base and receiver system that delivers real wireless ...

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Sci Borgs 2018 - Second Competition

The SciBorgs competed at the West Valley District Event last weekend. The team did very well and made it to ...

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Halo wins another Good Design Award

Now in its 68th year, GOOD DESIGN is the oldest and the most prestigious Awards Program organized worldwide. Founded in ...

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Illumagear Halo Wins a 2017 Good Design Award

The Illumagear Halo we designed + engineered in partnership with Illumagear wins a 2017 Good Design Award! Check it out here!

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Robots! Robots! Robots!

Pensar supports the PART SciBorgs (FRC Team 4061) through the robot-loving Aaron Johnson and Trent Wetherbee. The SciBorgs just had ...

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Joy Ride Wins 2017 Van Isle 360 Race

The Van Isle 360 Race takes place around Vancouver island and is one of the world’s longest at 600nm+.  There are ...

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Ping Pong

At Pensar, we’re typically working on a variety of consumer and medical technologies, allowing us to dive deep and craft ...

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FIRST Robotics Competition - Update 2

The SciBorgs just got back from the FIRST FRC Pacific Northwest Championship at EWU in Cheney where they competed with ...

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FIRST Robotics Competition - Update 1

Pensar Development partners with the Palouse Area Robotics Team for this years FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and ...

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Robots!

Pensar Development partners with the Palouse Area Robotics Team for this years FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and ...

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Ossia's Cota Wireless Charging Tile in TIME Magazine

Ossia’s Cota wireless charging Tile has been getting a lot of press lately.  The article in TIME magazine (shown above) ...

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150km Pure Water Walk

On November 26th, Damian Geleyns will take off on a 150km (about 93 mile), 3-day journey along the south eastern ...

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Design Lecture Series- Kenya Hara

Last Friday a few members of the Pensar team had the opportunity (and the quick trigger finger needed to snag ...

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Halo Light Wins Red Dot Award!

Pensar’s collaboration with Illumagear on The Halo Light has resulted in another great award, this time from Red Dot! We ...

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Founder recognized for personal and professional accomplishments

The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce name John Murkowski the 2015 Alumnus of Distinction for his personal and professional accomplishments. John ...

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Arne Jacobsen Celebration

Yesterday evening Fritz Hansen’s Henrik Hjorth, Adrian Pollack, and Hans Thure Mannerhagen shared their expertise regarding the design and craft ...

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A look at the industrial design trends that will shape 2015.

Feel free to download an 11×17″ version of our trend board: Design Trends 2015 11x17_ As 2014 has come to a ...

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Sketching with the next generation

Alex and Spencer trekked up to Inglemoor High School to share their sketching skills with students in the innovative Engineering ...

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Illumagear Halo Light Trophy from Core 77

Earlier this year the Illumagear Halo Light we designed and engineered took top prize in the equipment category of the Core ...

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Super Awesome Everyday Design - no. 2 Bic Cristal

As designers and engineers we work hard to develop products that stand the test of time and have a positive ...

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The Halo Light on Design Indaba

The Halo Light has global reach, and now we’re starting to see some worldwide press!  Illumagear’s Halo Light will improve ...

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Super Awesome Everyday Design - no.1 Rubbermaid Roughneck

As designers and engineers we work hard to develop products that stand the test of time and have a positive ...

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The Halo Light wins again!

Pensar’s collaboration with Illumagear on The Halo Light has resulted in even more design awards!  It’s a deserving product that ...

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DNA at 3D Printer World Expo

The more accessible and mainstream 3D printing becomes, the more important the consumer experience is.  At the 3D Printer World ...

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The halo light wins again!

The Halo Light by Illumagear took home the People’s choice award in the lighting category of Azure magazine’s Annual AZ ...

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2014 Flying Wheels Summer Century Ride

We love cycling! In preparation for STP (Seattle to Portland), team Pensar pedaled the 96 mile loop in the ...

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Illumagear Halo Light Core77 Design Award

The Illumagear Halo Light we designed and engineered won top prize in the equipment category of the Core 77 Design ...

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2014 AZ Awards for Design Excellence Finalist : Vote for us!

Please vote for The Halo Light. Simply log-in, select DESIGN Lighting, select THE HALO LIGHT, and check the box on the ...

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The Halo Light Comparative

Seeing a headlamp side-by-side comparison with The Halo Light shows how much of a difference it makes on a job ...

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Design Sketches: Bike Grips

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Design Sketches: Flask

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The Halo Light Drive Over Test

Watch and see as The Halo Light is virtually unscathed after being submerged in water, dropped from two stories, kicked in ...

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The Halo Light Toolbox Abuse Test

Watch as The Halo Light is virtually unscathed after being submerged in water, dropped from two stories, kicked in the ...

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The Halo Light Drop Test

One of the most durable safety headlamps around.  Check out The Halo Light falling from two stories, and then three!  ...

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The Halo Light Mud Abuse Test

Not even a little mud stomping can stop The Halo Light.  This is the second test in a series of ...

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The Halo Light Submersion Test

The Halo Light remains fully functional after the battery pack and headlamp are submerged for 60 seconds.  This is the ...

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The Halo Light Installation Demo

Take a look at how easy it is to put The Halo Light on a hard hat.  

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Stepping Up for IDSA and Arcade

Pensar was proud to support two local design organizations, Northwest IDSA and Arcade Magazine, for their year-end fundraising silent auction. ...

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Happy Holidays from Pensar!

All you need is some paper and scissors to make the office festive this holiday season.  From our mid-century paper ...

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Lunch Meeting Locales

Being on Capital Hill has its perks.  One of them is endless good restaurants in a 5 block radius from ...

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Press: Duo Gamer Pro

The iPhone game controller we designed for duo games is featured on ID Magazine’s gallery!  Check out Duo Gamer Pro  

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3rd Annual Pensar Golf Tournament

2013 marked our 3RD Annual Pensar Golf Tournament.  Each year we choose a different course to try, and this year ...

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The Pensar Bike Kit has arrived!

Our passion for product development is rivaled only by our passion for biking.  So it was only natural that we ...

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Pensar office wins INAward

  Our space won an INAwards Design In Mass award!  Check it out here. Some interesting facts you might not know about ...

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Design for Disassembly

The iron was on, but the plate was cool to the touch. The realization set in that after two short ...

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