Sunday, June 3, 2012
Can someone explain what the thought is behind using Five-point Tamper-resistant Torx-plus screws (Ipr10 Tool bit is McMaster Part# 5043A22) on the Kinect for Windows? What possible logic is there to this fastener choice?
Do they think this will prevent people from opening the device? Is 'easy to strip' now considered a feature for fasteners? Is hexalobular secure torx considered unlucky? Are they trying to copy the fruit company's most annoying quirks? Are mechanical engineers trying to step up their game to compete with the connector conspiracy that electrical engineers use to keep themselves employed? Did someone make a freighter load of iP*d screws the wrong size and sold them cheap? Is increasing the part count now considered good manufacturing practice?