Another project working with Alan Williams Metal Artist. a Rose arch of Kew Gardens. Designed to align with the curve of the...

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You going to send in the wolf?

I’ve been working on a personal project designing a werewolf type character for a friends board game. Using blender I am creating the main character, rigging and drawing items to be added included clothing, swords, shields and realistic clothing using cloth physics. Internal geometry is added to allow the limbs are set to allow it to be adjusted. Items can be added to be held in hands, and the model can be adjusted and readied for 3D Printing table top gaming pieces. I am happy with to close up details of the hands and face in particular. The wolf was also 3D printed at high detail to...

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Bat Detector Holder – First Working Prototype.

Being a protect I have been worked on between other paid work, the Bat Detector holder has taken some time to reach the first functional prototype stage. The device will now be put in to the hands of my friend to test in field. The use case required was to solve a specific issue for ecologists working in field. i.e. one of simple not having three hands. A Bat Detector is an expensive piece of equipment which an ecologist uses when surveying bat populations; reading the data on the screen and recording it into a clipboard. But with the detector, the clipboard and a pen this all becomes...

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Oh have you not heard? It was my understanding that everyone had heard…

Lets get to the point here. No one want birds crapping on their wing mirrors. It is clearly the case the the bird, is indeed, not the word. Yes I could get a car cover, but what the fun in that? Not when I can fabricate something a bit more interesting.   The idea of the design is very simple. I want to keep the bird off using something I can easily add and remove from the wing mirrors without leaving a mark. It seems clear that some shop bought anti-bird spikes and suction cups could be the answer. The 3D printed element is the connector between the shop purchased parts, making the item...

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Product Design in Development with the ‘Bat Detector Holder’

I am always working with clients on one design or another. The clients intellectual property and confidentiality is of key importance when designing and developing any new product. This does mean however that I cannot share very much with you all about the things I am working on. So when I work on designing of one of my own innovations, I have the freedom to tell the world about it. Here is one current example… Inspired by a good friends needs as an Ecologist; while out in the field surveying bat populations, she has to hold onto a clipboard, an electronic bat detector and at the same...

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