This spring senior Ben VandenWymelenberg, an Architecture major with a minor in Landscape Architecture, developed a new, natural concept for iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks: wood cases. VandenWymelenberg and his business partner Kevin Groenjes, a senior Kinesiology major, are working with a Minneapolis manufacturing company to produce unique, wooden cases for iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks. They've launched a company, WOODCHUCKcase, and are working with a few national retailers and larger websites to get their products out the door.WOODCHUCKcase was recently featured on KSTP-TV (below).
"We're all about putting nature back into peoples lives," says VandenWymelenberg. "This is the company's first project and we will continue to find new and innovative ways to develop and sell our product." You can currently purchase WOODCUCKcase products at University of Minnesota Bookstores, Bibelot in St. Paul, and a handful of other locations.
- Visit the WOODCHUCKcase website
- MN Daily: U students draw on love of outdoors to build company selling wooden cases for electronics - (4.16.2012)
- KSTP-TV: U of M Students Invent New iPhone Accessory - (4.23.2012)
- Learn more about the School of Architecture
photo credit (top, right): Joe Krummel Photography and Design