The ‘Shrinter’ assignment was an exercise to combine three products into One compact Multi Function Machine that had an A4 Scanner, an A4 printer and a shredder component. The Focus was predominantly on the Physical Interface, so aesthetics was not the priority. The Final ‘Shrinter’, the Phat Cat MF01, featured unique designs such as the externally positioned Ink cartridge mounts, no longer does the user have to open up the printer to replace ink. A Lever operated shredder, simple scanning and copying functionality, and importantly the deletion of a navigation screen, because some times screens just ruin things.
I designed and made a portable Desk light for my first Year project, it is the first model I have ever made.
The Bullet shaped form retracts out into a light weight portable desk lamp that is powered by lithium polymer batteries. The LED’s are lit through a sand blasted lens to give a diffused glow, avoiding troublesome hot spots. The hinging mechanism is made from two laminated carbon fibre arms that not only look great but provide a very critical element to the function of the desk light, using each arm as a conductor for positive and negative current eliminating the need for wires and slimming down the design. The carbon arms are coated in clear glaze to prevent short circuiting. there is a charging plug in the back of the light and the metal adjusting rod features a dimmer setting suitable for any lighting condition required. The Design is finished off in the famous Ford GT40 Gulf Racing scheme, other finishes of other race cars would be made available, for example: Martini Porsche 917K and the JPS Livery on the Type 72 Lotus F1 cars.
Development Doodles to assist with the construction
A Pod Coffee Machine that is Lotus branded, it features a unique jet engine appearance, with aluminium construction that Lotus pride themselves on having Aluminium chassis. The rear spiral of the Pod Coffee machine is wrapped in leather for an added element of luxury.
This was a study of creating a supporting structure to hold the human form in an obscure position.
A quarter size model was designed and constructed initially, and then a team assisted with the construction of a 1:1 scale version. The 1:1 Structure held the weight of four people, up and over 240kg! The 1:4 scale model could hold up to 65kg!