What is the problem?
Well, I must admit that I am one of those persons who are very detail focused, especially when it is about destroying things. I like to erase stuff... surgically erasing stuff. But we have some real issues with white boards. The standard eraser nukes too much on an area.
Furthermore, I have a crazy, productivity-minded, management. Time is money, blablabla. I am French... we see things differently, especially working time, don't push me on this subject or I'll strike! Reaching the eraser while you already have a pen in the hand is pure waste of time and energy. This is a real occupational healthcare risk. This is bad and each time you do that a kitty dies somewhere in the world under a german car wheel. Let's fix that and keep german cars clean of moronic kitties.
What is the mission?
- Erasing and faking figures of KPIs on your neighbor's dashboards.
- I want to make it low cost.
- I want it sharp, thin, elegant.
- I want to see it around all white boards.
What do you need?
- A white board pen.
- A white board eraser tissue.
- A rubber band or whatever is available around to fasten something around a cylinder (tape...).
Total cost of the project:
- Well... it is office supply-based. As all office supply, this has to be stolen. So, steal the stuff on the desk of your line manager.
1 - Start by flattening your white board eraser sheet.
2 - Use something round as a guide and draw a circle of about 5-7cm in diameter next to one of the corner.
3 - Cut out the disc.
4 - Cut the remaining quater of the tissue.
Step 2: Core Forming
5 - Form a ball with the squarish part of the eraser sheet that wat cut during step 4. Try to adjust its circumference to the one of the pen.
6 - Wrap the disc above this ball and fold it around the body of the pen.
Step 3: Bondage...
7 - While keeping the ball of tissue in place with the disc on the top, use the cable tie to lock everything in place. You can also use rubber band or tape. Do with whatever you can steal on the desk of your boss.
8 - I had to cut the remaining part of the cable tie.
Step 4: Erase Stuff
ERASE IMPORTANT STUFF!!!
Well... now you have the gears to erase the smallest detail on a white board, the clean way. If the tip is at some point dirty, get rid of it and make a new one...
Unrealistic people are going to tell me that you still can be precise with standard eraser. However... they forgot one thing: in the real business office life, your eraser was stollen by another team.
Put a small magnet in the core of the ball. If you have it properly placed, you can have the pen sticking to the board.
Gluonnement vôtre... I know, I changed your life today.
Step 5: Don't Do...
Well... that is what happen when a co-worker copy the idea but doesn't get the spirit of it. It takes disastrous proportions... It was such a nice pen before "that".