Final year project
Automated Cocktail Infuser [Read more]
Fuze - Automated Cocktail Infuser
For cocktail and home-brew enthusiasts, the current infusion process can take weeks. Once it is completed, you might not even like what you have spent so long waiting to try.
I wanted to design and develop and product that helps to improve the experience of cocktail making and infusing through targeting the speed and accuracy of the process for home enthusiasts.
Fuze is the most accurate way of infusing your own spirits, liquors or syrups with variable temperature and time controls all in the palm of your hand. Access a database of infusion combinations to try while the in-app flavour software offers predicted flavour profiles to stop you from wasting your time and ingredients while experimenting.
Fuze uses a method of rapid infusion called a Sous-Vide to speed up the infusion process that usually takes days down to a matter of minutes, saving the user time and money.
Fuze - How It Works
1. The user opens their app and connects their device. They chose their ingredients from the spirit library and edit the time and temperature settings to achieve their desired flavour profile.
2. The heating pad in the rear unit connected to a pre-programmed PCB heats the water to a pre-defined temperature. The infusion pod containing the ingredients is submerged into the hot water forming what is known as a Sous-vide. The set temperature is kept stable for the required amount of time dependent on the ingredients chosen and desired flavour profile.
3. Once the infusion is complete the device will automatically dispense the infused liquid from the rear unit through the one way solenoid valve and a 12V liquid pump up and into the user's vessel of choice which is held in place by the bottle grip.
With its modular design, the rear unit can be swapped out for an espresso machine or cocktail maker, allowing you to cover all areas of the cocktail process while eliminating the need for other appliances that clutter your home bar or kitchen counter.
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I am a product designer and aspiring entrepreneur. I love to think about the end market viability of the products I design and therefore my approach is very much targeted to what the end consumer's needs and wants are while delivering a beautiful product.
Over the past years, I have designed a lot of products, both at Uni and before. I have always had a passion for inventing from a young age and finding gaps in the market. Everything I design comes from a self passion or personal experience, from dealing with allergies all of my life to my love for cocktail making and Mixology. I have designed, developed and prototyped a range of products from collectable children's bottle caps to Bespoke HiFi units all the way to medical products and Cocktail infusers. I believe the strengths that help me do so is my ability to see gaps in the market while my creativity and confidence let me run with the design with getting the product to market as an end goal.
Final year project
Automated Cocktail Infuser
Degree in Product Design and Technology BSc
I was lucky enough to work in Germany for a short period of time for a design studio called Thinkable Studios. I worked alongside the current design team while learning about different types of manufacturing, prototyping and approaches to design. Furthermore, I was introduced to a much wider market including government contracts and got to work on a device for the French fire department while working there.
I have worked for myself since a very young age, designing and launching all sorts of design-based products and businesses. Throughout the years I have learnt a lot about marketing, branding, dealing with suppliers and prototyping. The first product that I designed and 3D printed at the young age of 13 was a range of collectable bottle caps for children. I then went on to launch a sunglasses eCommerce store, Sustainable water bottle company, Bespoke white wall Tyre home HiFi systems, Sustainable fashion brand and my most recent business in Property including interior design.