I do this for the joy of the product turning on for the first time.
I have designed, engineered, and shipped product for the past 10 years. I now focus on the challenges of wearable technology and Augmented Reality innovation.
Here is a limited selection of past work, in chronological order.
I provide services in
Design for Manufacturing
Video Relay Service
Sorenson announces the ntouch VP2. A new Video Relay Service (VRS) for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. Sorenson, provides over 80% of the VRS services in the United States, where there are an estimated 1 million functionally deaf people.
I led the electro-mechanical, mechanical design, and industrial design of the camera and set top box. I am very proud to have been a part of this project. This is the 2nd industrial design of mine used for VRS. The other design is the TelyHD from January 2012, now used by Purple VRS.
ntouch VP2: Innovation never looked so good!
DAQRI Smart Glasses
My most recent design for DAQRI, the DAQRI Smart Glasses. I was responsible for the Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering as part of a 2 person team. We were able to release to tooling in 3 months.
I build a lot of models and prototypes as part of my development process. This designed and built a working pair of full-sized Astromechs for a client. It was one of the more fun projects I have gotten to work on. I designed it to be remote controlled with omni-directional movement.
DAQRI Smart Helmet
I was responsible for the Opto-Mechanical and Industrial Design of the Smart Helmet. DAQRI is changing the future of work.
CNET News - Intel plans to make construction helmets safer
One of the many AR HMDs I have been involved with is the Atheer Air. I was responsible for the mechanical design, DFM/A, and taking the product from concept to production with the CM. This product has 2 of the most complicated tools I have had a chance to commission. One was a TPE injection mold with 4 slides, 2 lifters, and a manual pick out. The other was a 1.5mm thick optical shield for a custom blend of TR-90 with hot runner and RHCM .
Video Conferencing system
In September of 2014 my team and I finished the mechanical design of the Highfive Video Conferencing system. I played a key role in insuring that the clients ID was maintained, keeping part cost low, while keeping quality high. Each of the external parts underwent rigorous design for manufacturing.
Augmented Reality Projects
For 3 years I was involved in the development of early hardware for a major AR company. During this time I designed and built a number of experamental HMDs, test fixtures, and calibration devices.
2012 was spent directing creative and mechanical teams working on various parts of the McLaren MP4-12c human machine interface. This included the user interface, color-material-finish of the I/O panel, and updates to the electronic enclosures.
Tely HD was the first Skype certified device for television use. I was responsiblefor the Industrial Design.
NVIDIA T30 Tablet
2010 and 2011 I worked on a number of NVIDIA Tegra Products. I did industrial and mechanical design on these projects.
A quick design sprint for Bugera Amps. The goal was to create a new style direction for the brand. I created several inspirational designs for the companies new direction.
While under contract for Behringer, I created the look and feel of the Eurocom print ad campaign, as well as, several audio devices concepts.
1U Based PC
A personal project of mine for a custom workstation PC.
Touchscreen AV Receiver
I was responcible for the ID and UI work.
In November 2008 I created some print media for Panasonic Avionics.
Ballinger & Associates
Many of our clients at Ballinger & Associates needed website design and UI work done. Here are some samples.
I was part of a 7 person team working on a cloud computing ecosystem. My responsibilities included design of All-In-One computers and accessories. I was also responsible for coordinating and managing engineers, suppliers, OEMs, and prototyping shops for delivery of the final products.
International Design Award winner. This was a student project that went viral in March of 2008.
Here is one of the better articles about it. Gizmodo.com