I have a passion for technology, and the speed at which it advances inspires me. After working in the electronics industry for a year, I have expanded my knowledge of consumer electronics, and robotics allowing me to design products that are not only innovative but feasible and commercially viable. I love prototyping projects, especially ones which involve both mechanical and electronic elements.
When I’m not designing, I have a strong interest in photography, specifically product and landscape.
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Major Study Project:
:MOVE TWO, an educational robot to aid the teaching of Computer Science at Key Stage two level. The design revolves around modularity, featuring magnetic, pre-packaged, electronic components. They can be stacked to suit the specific requirements and complexity of the lesson. First time coders can simply program the incorporated motors. Whereas advanced students can create an autonomous robot by stacking up to six additional modules. These include individually addressable LED’s, which allow programing of headlights, indicators, and brake lights. Other sensory modules allow :MOVE TWO to detect distance, light level and sound. The magnetic connectors allow both a physical and electrical connection between the module and the base, providing both power and data. Programmed using simple stack together coding blocks, created specifically for the :MOVE TWO and additional modules.
SAPA-HYDRO Aluminium Extrusion Project:
<SLDR is a motorised, camera slider system, suitable for DSLR cameras. The modular, tessellating design allows the sliding system to compact down into a small package approximately a third of the size of existing sliders, whilst maintaining a sliding distance of around one metre. This allows the product to be easily transported in a normal backpack and assembled when desired, something which cannot be achieved with existing, non-modular systems. Standard ¼” camera threads are used throughout to allow full compatibility with existing tripods and other attachments. To operate the system, the user simply connects via Bluetooth on their smartphone, and follows the step-by-step instructions to set the desired sliding distance, speed and photo interval. Manufactured from 6000 series aluminium and finished with a hard adonisation process, the product remains lightweight, durable, and attractive.