Hobby Projects

3D Printed Ratcheting Socket Wrench

    A fully 3D printed Ratcheting Socket Wrench design which can use 12.5MM (1/2″) sized sockets and ratchets clockwise or counter-clockwise depending on which side the socket is attached to.  

Wind Turbine

    Originally designed as a challenge between friends, the wind turbine has been through many iterations to become a working prototype, though it will no doubt continue to be developed indefinitely. What began as a discussion with a friend who was studying on a Masters of engineering course, the wind turbine was my attempt at creating a fully 3d printed ornament which would catch wind on my balcony, whilst attempting to replicate some of the engineering and design principles associated with wind turbine blade design. The wind turbine has gone through a fair few radically different design iterations, some of which have been tested to destruction (Unintentionally) The current wind turbine utilises a pulley driven generator, to provide power to a voltage regulator, which in turn provides a steady 12 volts with varying current to rear mounted 3528 SMD LEDs. Wind Turbine Blog

3D Printed Lamps

    My newly designed 3D printed lamp is made of a Black PLA base, with additional weights added to keep the lamp sturdy and a semi-transparent PETG shade on the original lamp & a semi-transparent purple PLA shade on the second lamp. The original lamp was designed around an Ikea lamp that had been destroyed by my very clumsy cat! The second lamp is built for an Ikea bulb holder.

Laser Cat Toy

    Utilising an Arduino Uno Microcontroller, a Digital Servo Motor, a Digital Micro Servo Motor and a Class 3 laser module, the Laser Cat Toy provides entertainment (and possible annoyance) for cats and dogs by aiming and moving the laser across the floor in a coded routine. Design Blog  

Smart Watch Accessories

    Due to owning multiple Smart Watches over the past years, I have developed various accessories to improve their functionality, or to provide protection to the easy to damage screens.

Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

    During the development of the 3D printed Wind Turbine, my focus partially diverted to a vertical axis design to test the functionality in comparison to my standard design. Whilst I discovered that the design was far less complex and required less moving parts than a conventional turbine, it became evident that my vertical axis designs we unable to compete in their ability to capture the energy from the wind. Due to this reason I have decided to develop the Vertical Axis wind turbine designs as an aesthetic piece as opposed to a working prototype. Vertical Axis Turbine Blog

MINI (R50) One D

    The MINI project has been undertaken in small increments over several years. The main objective of the project was to transform subtle details if the car’s interior and exterior forms to create a truly unique MINI that would stand out at car shows. Most work has been on recreating and redesigning parts using 3d prints, to add a new aesthetic and in some cases; new functionality. MINI Blog     Spinner Centre Caps Test