BERLIN, 2021-09-15 – WNDSN Applied Sciences Lab is excited to announce their first adventures into stationery, with the WNDSN Explorer’s Notebook.
“Keep a notebook. Travel with it, eat with it, sleep with it. Slap into it every stray thought that flutters up into your brain. Cheap paper is less perishable than gray matter. And lead pencil markings endure longer than memory.” –Jack London
Calculations only become real when written down, and for years Telemeter and Quadrant users have had to go without a dedicated WNDSN notebook to capture their most necessary computations.
The WNDSN Explorer’s Notebook is a one-of-a-kind addition to the stationery marketspace. This pocket notebook is designed for easy portability, durability, and pleasure of writing, and comes with several unique features.
The user will first appreciate the 40 pages of dot grid paper, designed for ease of writing, drawing, and calculation notation. However, it comes with a twist. The right page maintains a conventional square grid, while the left page is an isometric grid. Held right side up, the grid lines flow from one page to another; the user’s writing will be seamless. By turning the notebook 90 degrees the isometric grid is ready for 3D drawings.
The team at WNDSN are fountain pen aficionados, and the sensual experience of writing was first and foremost on their mind. The Explorer’s notebook is made with Swedish Munken Pure 120g/m² (32 lb) paper. Munken Pure is cradle-to-cradle certified, from sustainably managed forests and will take even the inkiest fountain pen without bleed through.
The spirit of experimental exploration is always at the heart of WNDSN products and no product would be complete without aids to ensure that the explorer has accurate mathematical results. In the back of the notebook the user will find a compendium of useful scientific guides and 18 conversion nomograms for all of their exploratory needs.
The advantage of using nomograms, a WNDSN specialty, is that unlike tables they work both ways, back and forth and in a graphical, at-a-glance, intuitive fashion.
The guides include:
- Trigonometry: Definition of SOHCAHTOA and an explanation of the Law of Sines.
- A Sine Quadrant with short instructions for graphical sine, cosine, and tangent computation.
- 18 unit conversion nomograms for angle, speed, temperature, mass, volume, and length.
- The WNDSN moon clock, a visual aid in determining time from moon phase and observed lunar shape and altitude.
No detail is left to chance, and as a finale, the cover is as useful as it is beautiful. Featuring Fedrigoni Sirio Black 290g/m² (107 lb) stock, the front cover is embossed with the WNDSN Polaris logo, a favorite amongst patch aficionados. The back cover features a 10-degree Telemeter, realized in white screen-printing complete with instructions to attach a paperclip with some string to the back of the notebook, for a fully working Telemeter.
WNDSN is excited with this first foray into stationery and note taking products, with more to come. With the WNDSN Explorer’s Notebook, WNDSN delivers an exclusive notebook with a unique and exemplary paper experience. And as added value, the scientific compendium, Sine Quadrant, and Telemeter will be useful to all explorers who value or rely on analog tools and precision when out in the field.
- 40 pages of conventional and isometric dot grid paper
- Dot grid printed in turquoise as a spot color
- The left page is an isometric dot grid, and the right is a standard square dot grid.
- Size: 3.5″ x 5.5″ (89 x 140 mm)
- Packaged in bundles of 3
- Last 8 pages: 18 conversion nomograms angle (deg/time), speed (kn/ms/mph/kmh), temperature (f/c), mass (lbs/kg/oz), volume (gal/l/qt/pt), length (in/cm, m/yd/ft, km/mi/nm), angular size (moa/deg, mil/deg/mrad)
- Inside pages printed on Swedish Munken Pure 120g/m² (32 lb)
- Cover made with Fedrigoni Sirio Black 290g/m² (107 lb)
- Front cover: Polaris pentagon embossed
- Back cover: 10° Telemeter with instructions
- Supplemental flyer with best practices for note taking, and use of features
Made in Germany.