Final desk
Final desk

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ABS joint
ABS joint

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Wood components measurements
Wood components measurements

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Final desk
Final desk

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3D printed furniture Work Desk
 
Brief: To Design and make furniture with 3D printed components. All 3D printed components must be printed on a desktop 3D printer
 
This project is my final major project and wanted to create something that has a future in the market. The concept of this project was to allow a user to create a 3D printed furniture at home with a FDM desktop 3D printer. From my research people were interested in making a work desk. The design was kept really simple and user friendly allowing the user to create the table with minimal effort required. All the 3D printed components were developed using Solidworks simulation and printed on a Whanhao duplicator4 FDM Desktop 3D printer. The filament used is a Taulman bridge nylon. All 3D printed components are able to be printed with 1kg of filament.
 
Project published on 3d print.com:

https://3dprint.com/71597/3d-printed-furniture-joints/6/
Stand UPS design
Stand UPS design

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Stand UPS phone stands
Stand UPS phone stands

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yellow phone stand
yellow phone stand

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Stand UPS design
Stand UPS design

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Stand UPS

 

Brief: To start a business with a marketable product able to be produced under £1 and be made from recycled or upcycled materials.

 

This project was in collaboration with Gerard Salac another product designer. The product we came up with was phone and tablet stands made from acrylics. We decided to use acrylic because we were able to source waste acrylic which we could upcycle to produce the stands at low price. The design of the stands is very simple and is able to be flat packed allowing the user to use the stand at a desk, office and even display purposes. The stands are made using laser cutter allowing use to produce high numbers in short time and with high accuracy so no extra work was needed. The phone stand is made from 3mm acrylic and the tablet stands are made from 5mm acrylic. 

 

Our wok was displayed in the Penrose festival and we were chosen to exhibit our work in the O2 Hand made Festival. We were also invited to the Greenwich heritage centre for exhibition. You can find our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/standupsdesign

 
Final Knife model
Final Knife model

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knife sketches
knife sketches

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Final knife model
Final knife model

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Final Knife model
Final Knife model

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Hunters Knife
 
Brief: To Design and make a knife for a chosen target market.
 
The target market for this knife was Hunters. The blade of the knife is designed for precise cutting when gutting an animal and big enough for cutting wood for survival. It also has grip for left and right hand allowing the user to use the knife with both hands. I made the final model using hot wire for the basic shape and then using files and sand paper for details.
 
Follow my Knife magazin on Flipboard: https://flipboard.com/@vishal685/knife-skj3b4vuy
Radio model
Radio model

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3D printed radio
3D printed radio

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final model
final model

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Radio model
Radio model

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Radio
 
Brief: To design and make a radio for an event. I chose any sporting event.
 
The radio is designed for a noisy environment with a speaker which can work from the headphone jack giving the user the option to use either. It has option for lanyard keeping the radio secure at a busy environment. The radio is also rechargeable giving the user the ability to charge on the go. The final model was 3D printed on Z 450 3D printer.
Waterproof phone case
Waterproof phone case

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Phone casen sketches
Phone casen sketches

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Final waterproof model
Final waterproof model

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Waterproof phone case
Waterproof phone case

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3D printed Waterproof phone case
 
Brief: To design and make a temporary phone case able to protect in any accidents that include water, crushing and drops.
 
The phone case is designed to meet IP67 and is able to go underwater. The case is made using Solidworks and 3D printed on Makerbot replicator 2 using PLA for the casing and Ninja Flex for the gaskets. The case is fully functional and waterproof, It is designed for Samsung galaxy S3 smart phone. It also has a camera opening and speaker grill which can be used with a phone in the case. The case works by using two gaskets which are put under pressure by the two halfs of the case using the clamp creating a water tight seal.
 
This project was published from one of my online portfolios.  Click here for the full article: http://3dprint.com/52286/3d-printed-smartphone-case
 
 
Lamp
Lamp

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Lamp
Lamp

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lamp
lamp

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Lamp
Lamp

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Final model render
Final model render

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Life band
Life band

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Application
Application

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Final model render
Final model render

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The lamp
 
Brief: To design a functional light
 
I chose to design a task lamp. From doing a research the results showed lamps were taking a lot of space and where not good looking. This was considered in the design and was also made user friendly, functional and simplistic. The lamp uses warm LEDs consuming less electricity and the shape of the lamp gives it a modern look. The final model was made from American ash. Ash wood was chosen for the lamp because it has nice colour grains which giving the lamp aesthetic look. The lamp was made by using CNC milling and hand chiseling.
 
EA life band
 
Brief: Design a wearable device to convert physical action into digital output.
 
This project was in collaboration with another product designer and a Interaction designer. As the brief was to collect physical data from the users actions we did some research and found that a smart wristband was the best way to do so. In this project I designed the band and the application UI/UX for band and phone. The concept is that the band will collect your physical action by the use of sensors and will relate to the phone app to show it in a digital format, this then can be applied to the users gaming character.  The prototypes were created on Solidworks and 3D printed on Makerbot replicator 2 using Ninja flex. The final model was printed on the objet printer.

 

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Pizza box
Pizza box

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Pizza box
Pizza box

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Pizza box net
Pizza box net

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Pizza box
Pizza box

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M&S Pizza box

 

Brief: Redesign packaging of pizza box 

 

The concept of the new design was to encourage the user to reduce food waste as M&S has Plan A in action, which is to be the most sustainable and eco-friendly retailer. From research I found food waste was increasing and consumers don’t like to create more work by storing their left overs on a plate leading to more washing up. The new design overcomes the problem by enabling the consumer to store the pizza using the same box as it splits in to two halves to store the leftovers in one half and close into the other creating a storage box. The new design allows the user to reuse the box and stops them from throwing their leftovers. The final model net was created on Solidworks and cut on Zund Cuter.

Oyster reader
Oyster reader

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Oyster reader
Oyster reader

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Oyster reader
Oyster reader

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Oyster reader
Oyster reader

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Oyster band concept

 

Brief: Provide a design solution to improve the experience of traveling student

 

The problem I found with traveling students and other commuters was their oyster card. The oyster card is very important when traveling on the public transport; my survey result showed on average a commuter has lost or bent an oyster card twice. The concept to the problem was a Oyster band which is on your wrist all times; the band will have RFID the same technology as the oyster card and will be able to be used with the current oyster readers. I have also designed new oyster band readers. The new Oyster band reader would use WISP technology to read the oyster band as it does not require contact to receive information. Oyster band will be made from Silicone with RFID integrated inside it, It can also be made in different colours. Oyster band reader made using Solidworks.

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