Final year project
A Cooking Assistance for the Visually Impaired [Read more]
A home seasoning system designed for those with a visual impairment.
Condimentum uses a series of six hoppers moving around a rotational bed to dispense seasoning down an internal channel, landing in a removal scoop. A fully automated process guided by the user with tailored audible feedback to help enhance the cooking experience.
Condimentum - Exploded View
An exploded view of my final year product, illustrating internal parts and how mechanical and electronics elements are developed within the product.
A collection of the final functional model alongside all the 3D prints that were attempted to get me there.
The functional model created for Condimentum which displayed a working prototype and demonstrates how mechanical and electronical functions work within the product.
An Ikea inspired sofa that could transform into your personal home gym.
An Electro / Mechanical Coffee Machine
A fully functional coffee machine which used electronical and mechanical operations alongside a AeroPress to produce a cup of coffee.
I am a designer who enjoys creating products not only to look the part but provide sophisticated solutions to everyday problems.
Being visually impaired, I find visualisation to be a key aspect when designing which I achieve through a variety of different mediums. CAD, being a personal favourite and I have developed skills to a high level enabling me to quickly produce a 3D model to assist me. Alongside this, I find 3D printing to be a great form of rapid prototyping, helping me visualise the product with a more hands-on approach. Having taken it for my optional module, I have become extremely experienced with this form of prototyping and have learnt the key aspects when designing for 3D printing.
Finally, I always find it rewarding when a product integrates mechanical and electronical components that tailor well to my skill set with programs such as Arduino, MP Lab and writing in C Code. Taking a concept on a page to a functional product, in reality, is the side of designing which I find most satisfying as it brings the products to life.
Inclusive design is an area that really intrigues me. This year I found designing a product suitable for all users to operate extremely rewarding. Therefore, it is an area I would love to earn more experience within.
Final year project
A Cooking Assistance for the Visually Impaired