I have an internship year during my degree which starts in June, 2013. I am really excited at the fact that i have dual citizenship with the USA, and am hoping to go to Minnesota where I have some family! So if anyone is browsing and knows of any internship search engines or opportunities that would be great!
This is the first bit of primary research for my new project, which can be found under the University Projects Tab. A trip to the daily living center in Brighton taught me a lot about existing products, services, and struggles the elderly, and the disabled face on a day to day basis. Such struggles and Disabilities I did not realise had such deep effects on so many aspects of life, for instance, a woman with arthritis that could not even brush her own hair. This is a place where product design is needed, care and support for independence through improved quality of life. Here is just a selection of photos I took on the day, but note the lack of aesthetic appeal, and color in general!
A very simple Solidworks animation that I have created to explain the function of my wheel concept, i will be posting a retail standard animation video shortly
The final prototype of my Concept Bike wheel which I will present to my peers and lecturers on Friday the 25th of January. I will post explaining its function later but this image is to primarily show the prototyping and my abilities. The rim was sourced from ebay as a standard 16″x1.75 steel bike wheel, the 2mm sheet steel bracket shapes have been fabricated by gas welding together 3 shapes, and the brackets are welded to the rim using MIG welding. The weld beads were then filled with P38 body filler and sanded, primed and sprayed with white refridgerator enamel based aerosol. The central Blue fan shape is a blue foam composite which has been laser cut and shaped by hand, then coated with emulsion, filler primer, and aerosol.
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This is the story of the prototype manufacture so far!
Here is The CAD model for my wheel bracket, although it is a low qality render you get the idea! I am CNC cutting these this week, from plate Aluminum!
I’m quite excited to do some CNC machining!
Probably too many lens flares, but it could work?
whats your opinion?
I wonder if I will be around to see these on the streets… I hope so!
This is interesting!