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Scarab Dual Lens Camera

A unique take on dual lens photography, developed in 2009-2010. The Scarab is a digital camera that addresses a number of design issues related to traditional point and shoot digital cameras which evolved from the 35mm film format. The design features two movable lenses that can be used independently for conventional pictures or for accurate self-portrait shots. Alternatively both lenses can be used together to capture panoramic images or unique 'front and back' Duo-Shot photographs. From the initially identified problem the design was developed through user testing and research. A non-visual, working prototype was constructed and visual models were developed using foam modelling, 3D printing and other techniques.
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Action-Cam-enabled Smart Watch Concepts

Capture your adventure properly by checking the picture on your wrist Action and sports cameras are becoming increasingly common. However the drive to make cameras ever-smaller and lighter has meant that many no longer feature a viewscreen. Even when cameras do have screens these are often difficult to see whilst filming, especially if the camera is mounted on a helmet, handlebars or remotely from the user. Many action cams can already connect to mobile phone screens wirelessly but this presents a different set of problems as phones are often fragile, bulky and hard to carry in filming situations. These concepts were designed to address this issue by allowing you to use a wearable screen – a watch – to get the perfect picture.
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Raspberry Pi Robot Cases

Why do electronics enclosures have to be just boxes? I’m often approached to design standard enclosures for electronic products and PCBs but this client had something slightly different in mind. With a view to encouraging more young people to learn about electronics their idea was to produce a range of custom enclosures for popular Raspberry Pi circuitboards in the shapes of various robots. All of the body parts were designed to be interchangeable allowing a wide variety of different robots to be created, and the parts were 3D printed by the client using a multi-colour printer.
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App-controlled LED ceiling light

Imagine if you could control the lights in your home or office to point anywhere you wanted, all from your phone. The client approached me with a very tightly-defined brief: design an LED lighting system that could fit into existing 100mm (4”) lighting cavity and drop from the ceiling, as well as giving the ability to point the lighting source in any direction.
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Starsailor Live Sky Projector  

I grew up in the countryside but now live in the city and often miss perfectly clear starry nights. Starsailor allows you to recreate these, whatever the weather or light pollution. This ambitious idea immediately captured my imagination – a standalone projector that could ‘virtually’ peak through the clouds above your house and display the stars in perfect detail, straight onto your bedroom ceiling. The projector could also be connected to other devices for watching films, displaying photos or even surfing the internet. Working with a diverse team of electrical and software engineers from all around the world I built on the initial vision of the product and developed the mechanical aspects into the first working prototype. This was then used to drive a wildly successful Crowdfunding campaign that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding.
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Renovo Modular Water Filter System  

A modular water filter system with huge potential for expansion This concept design for a portable water filtration system was built all around the idea of flexibility and expandability. At the heart of the system are the charcoal-based filter units but these can be joined to a whole range of different modules to increase the flexibility of your setup. The modules range from direct-drinking attachments, to tubes for water bottles and bladders, and even extra bumpers to make the parts more rugged for field use. The heart of the system is a unique genderless connector which was developed specifically for this application and allows any module to connect to any other, and in any orientation.
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Drinks Dispenser Concept & Pump Prototyping

An interesting mixture of conceptual and practical design. This client envisaged a line of automatic drinks dispensers which could be used either at home or in bars. In a more commercial setting these would speed up spirits-and-mixer orders as well as ensuring an accurate measure was poured every time. A conceptual design for the dispenser was produced and a small pump was designed from scratch. The pump was prototyped using 3D-printed parts, and tested to prove the concept, and demonstrate a working mechanism small enough to fit within the compact dispenser design.
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e-cigarette Vaping device

Bringing technology to vaping by combining app-learning and real product use Physical product design is increasingly becoming ‘smart’ with connections to mobile phone apps and other software. This e-cigarette ‘vape’ has been developed from scratch and prototyped using 3D printing and CNC-milling. Underneath the elegant and clean form it packs some impressive electronic brains. The vape can connect with your phone to learn exactly what kind of vaping experience you want, from pain relief to relaxation. The vape also includes an innovative child-lock feature to prevent any accidental use.
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Design Services

A full product design and development service, from concept to production. I have run projects for over 200 clients ranging from simple concept renderings to complete projects which have been developed from initial concept all the way through manufacturing to market. I offer an entire range of services including: concept development and idea generation, prototyping and low-run manufacturing, renderings, visualisations and sketching, and 3D CAD, FEA and engineering drawings. I can also help you with wider design skills such as web design, animation and video editing, graphic design, sales and marketing material, and copywriting
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