Below are a few projects that are typical of our work. Unfortunately due to privacy concerns we cannot display all our past projects here, though further details can be provided on request in some instances.
- Assorted 3D Printer Designs
- Wall gantry for art project.
- Speaker Designs
- Direct from granules 3D printer.
- Reel-to-Reel Carbon Fibre Ablation Rig.
- Kicking Robot
- Dip Bot
- Clock Ring
Assorted 3D Printer Designs
An area of much activity for us is designing strange 3D printers. We were early adopters of the reprap style designs and have remixed them to fit our customers needs. We have build 5 axis 3D printers, SLA 3D printers, high speed 3D printers. Some images have been lost to time.Learn More
Wall gantry for art project.
One of our earlier projects was to construct a XY gantry for an artist. The machine was used to make marks on the work piece based on data collected automatically by analysing how broken websites are connected together. The aim was to visualise the graveyard of the web.Learn More
We have constructed many speakers over the years for different purposes. The shown images are just a small subset. We have made speakers that collapse down to half their volume, wooden spherical speakers, extra small subwoofers and many more.Learn More
Direct from granules 3D printer.
This is a 3D printer that prints directly from granules. It was constructed as a contract job, tying together work done by others to be a productive prototyping machine. We are particularly proud of the fact that this project was completed in a very tight time frame for the client, allowing them complete their work for a critical deadline.Learn More
Reel-to-Reel Carbon Fibre Ablation Rig.
This was a project carried out as a contract for PaCE (Polymer and Composite Engineering) Lab at Imperial College London, in collaboration with Jack Ashley. PaCE wanted a machine that could transfer carbon fibre tow from one reel to another. The tension of the tow needed to be controllable and the machine needed to neatly re-reel regardless of how untidy the input reel was. This required a real time feedback loop based on computer vision to correct for abnormalities. The whole rig was constrained in it's form factor as it needed to fit entirely inside an enclosure they were using to ablate the tow with a high power laser.Learn More
This is an extension of the micro robots project. These robots use similar components to the micro robots, though in a larger format, this makes the project suitable to solder with students. Added to the functionality is a powerful front bumper driven by dual solenoids. The robots use high quality battery to be able to deliver the 200W+ power spikes for the front bumper.Learn More
This was a project designed to automate a nano-chemistry experiment. It lowers the substrate into a number of prearranged test tubes filled with reagent. Repetitive sequences of dipping form layered structures on the substrate. These structures were the subject of the research. This work was conducted as contract work on behalf of the PaCE (Polymer and Composite Engineering) group at Imperial College London. An example of work carried out using this machine can be seen here.Learn More
The clock ring is an exercise in low power electronics as well as designing under extreme space restrictions. The ring consists of a flexible PCB, populated with LEDs forming a 7-segment based display. The time is maintained by a microcontoller and the user activates the display with a gesture captured by an extremely low power accelerator. The current design uses replaceable batteries and has a run time of around 5 months. The upcoming version will be solar powered, thus reducing the space required for batteries and allowing the ring to be used indefinitely.Learn More
These small robots were designed to be a much smaller replacement for robots that are typically used to teach the ROS (Robotic Operating System). This compact form factor allows educators to develop multi-robot systems that can fit on a desktop, removing the burden of having to arrange a classroom specifically for teaching robotics concepts. A detailed set of logs regarding the development of these robots can be found here and some further details here.Learn More