Surveillance - Major Project (Image 1 & 2)
The Vigil Surveillance System has been developed to remedy various lorry
vision and security problems, while increasing driver safety. Due to the
size of lorry trailers it is impossible to view the road behind the vehicle
using current mirror technology. This causes a hazard while driving and
also makes access to the rear of the trailer hard to detect. To solve
this, the Vigil system uses a night vision camera to monitor the rear
blind spot and the trailer doors. This information is recorded and simultaneously
relayed to the driver using a display that is mounted onto the cabs mirror
arm. The display uses an lcd screen mounted in a portrait orientation
to give a wide view from the rear doors to the horizon. To allow easy
operation and increased security the display facia can be removed which
in turn arms the surveillance system. Further information is also gathered
and recorded from magnetic and motion sensors as well as a live audio
feed from inside the trailer.
Bloom - Lighting
Design Project (Image 3 & 4)
The Bloom ceiling light provides the right mood for all occasions. At
the touch of a remote button, it can change from an up light to a spot
light and anything in between. The remote also includes a dimmer control
and illuminates itself when the ceiling light is turned off, to make it
easy to find. Bloom even folds up automatically when off.
– Personal Project (Image 5)
I am currently running my own company called Metal Styli, which produce’s
and sells custom styli for Pocket PC’s. So far I have been awarded
a loan from the Prince’s Trust and another from Barclays. I am in
the process of applying for a KEF grant and will hopefully know the answer
- Security Project (Image 6)
The Bluewatch was my solution to an RSA brief to design a laptop security
solution. The Bluetooth enabled watch works as a key to any of the owner’s
devices that are with in a 10m radius. This applies to mobile phones,
laptops, PDA's, car, home alarms etc.
The watch will vibrate to alert you if you have forgotten your phone or
any of your other devices. It will also keep a backup of all your mobile
phone, laptop, and PDA contacts.
- Power Tool Design Project (Image 7 & 8)
The aim of this project was to produce the next power tool for the Skil
range. The drill I designed, uses the same internals as the current model,
but re-aligns them in order to place the handles closer to the drilling
axis. The main handle is in line with the chuck allowing you to drill
more accurately while requiring less force. The side handle is also bought
closer to the drilling axis by using a right angled clamping mechanism.
Other features include: a laser depth guide, a rubber chuck stop to protect
the work surface, a sapphire bulb to illuminate work surface, a magnetic
plate to store screws, and a high contrast spirit level.
- Packaging Design Project (Image 9)
This new Party Pack packaging for KP peanuts comes in two bottle sizes,
to promote KP nuts as an accompaniment for drinks at home and for parties.
The smaller size bottle restricts the flow of nuts to an average of eight
per pour, allowing the consumer to pour the nuts into their mouth without
getting their hands dirty. The larger size bottle allows a free flow of
nuts, suitable for the KP nut dispenser.
PDA Design Project (Image 10)
The Mobycom was my solution to an RSA brief to design the first Sony PDA.
The Sony Mobycom includes an optical eye for navigation to replace the
standard joy pad, a swivel screen, a touch screen LCD input panel, and
an mp3 remote with built in stylus, among many other features.