Working with 3-D scan and 3-D print technology I realized there are many opportunities of marrying these technologies to produce the next generation of sport's equipment. This product is just one of many to come under the HawkTeck brand.
HawkTeck is a premium sports equipment brand that designs products for high-performance athletes. Their products are quick, lightweight, and aggressively styled. HawkTeck's first product is a custom 3-D printed soccer shinguard with sensor technology. The form is inspired by bird's bones and their lightweight characteristics. Bird bones form micro-trusses that make most of the bone hollow, as opposed to solid like in most animals. This reduction in weight is one of the many advantages that allow them to fly. The form of this shinguard utilizes trusses in the non-protective part of the shinguard to reduce weight and increase flexibility.
The process of creating a pair of these shinguards starts from 3-D scanning a player's leg and taking that scan into a CAD program. From the 3-D scan the shinguard can be custom designed to perfectly fit the player's leg. 3-D printing the entire shinguard ensures that it's organic form can be created with high precision. The shinguard also houses a gps module and an accelerometer to give the player an interactive replay of their past games. This system records metrics such as a detailed position density map, highest vertical leap, top speed, total miles ran and the location and speed of a player’s shots. This information is displayed through an application on the player's smart phone after connecting the shinguard and phone. The system works even better if more players on the team are also using HawkTeck's shinguard. This allows the players to see the relationship between their positions, how they are using the field throughout the match, and where they are taking their shots from. HawkTeck's shinguard provides a superior fit combined with technology so the players can learn more from their game, and design the attack.
Spark Awards Finalist 2015
Ignite is the first product under the Cro-Magnon Survival brand. The brand speaks to the freedom and the sense of adventure that lives in everyone. No one should be afraid to express these qualities, instead they should be encouraged. The world is your playground, so go explore it. And know that if you do find yourself in a sticky situation then Ignite is your number one survival tool, because with it you have the ability to create fire in any environment.
Ignite holds six pieces of ferrocerium, also known as “flint”. The same material that is found in your lighter. Ferrocerium sparks whenever it is struck against something that has a rough texture and is harder than itself. This means that Ignite can create fires on almost any rock. For best results, slowly scrape some ferrocerium onto the striking surface, and then ignite using a hard, fast strike. It is also recommended that you use kindling to help start your fires easier. A dab of vasoline with some cotton works especially well. Ignite will last for up to 200 strikes.
What happens to your umbrella when you’re done using it? You close it, you may wrap it up with its velcro strap, and then you tuck it away in your bag or place it on the floor. All the while you are getting your hands and all other belongings wet. An unpleasant experience on a cold day and a serious hazard to all of your modern day electronics. An umbrella protects you from the rain while you're outside, but fails when you go inside. How can this problem be reversed?
So how is this umbrella different? The Bloombrella uses a two-part rib that folds the canopy into the internal of the structure, so you never touch a single drop of water during use or storage.
The final prototype uses 3-D printed ABS rods and housings. Ideally the final product would still use plastic housings but the rods would be made of fiberglass, which is resistant to wear and strong enough to withstand flexing in high winds. The nylon canopy is made of two pieces to allow wind to pass through it. This gives the user more control in the wind and makes the Bloombrella resistant to inversion. The handle is made of mahogany for a premium look and is lengthened to provide a more comfortable grip.
TipcuP is inspired by the idea of the perfect morning. One of comfort and serenity. Much unlike the average morning that most of us experience, instead we are pressed for time and robbed of our mornings by our busy lives.
TipcuP is unlike any other drinking experience. It forces the user to take 30 minutes to drink their cup of tea or coffee. One has to prepare each sip. The schematic below explains how one uses TipcuP. Separate the bottom half from the top half. Pour your drink of choice in the bottom half and fit the top half back on. Tilt TipcuP towards the "hood" so that liquid flows from the bottom half to the top half. Tilt back when your finished pouring and wait for the liquid to cool before tilting the opposite way and enjoying your drink.
Design Brief: Design a chair for a specific task using only one piece of 8' x 4' plywood. No fasteners of any kind. Only wood joints can be used.
I designed a reading chair for the mornings and evenings. A chair that one would sit on to read the morning paper before going out into the day, or to read a novel at night before bed.
Kerf is the width between two teeth of a saw blade, and is also known as a method by which one can bend plywood. Cutting through most of the plys weakend the plywood so that it can be bent agianst a jig. Two pieces were kerfed and then laminated together to strengthen the seat pan. Perfecting the technique took many tests as the the depth and spacing of the cuts determined how well the plywood could be bent. Too deep and close together the plywood would snap under pressure. Too shallow and far apart the plywood would not accept the curve and break when clamped to the jig.
Teammates: Josh Dycus, Sarah Kate Sommers, Ryan Meiser, and Kendall Putmon
Our team wanted to design a garden that wraps itself around a column and eventually decomposes due to the plants that inhabit the garden. As the pine boards came from the forest and were made into a structure, The plants from the garden will return the structure back into the soil thus continuing the cycle of life.
The second part of the project is understanding how one would interact with the structure. We created a unique hideaway so that you can surround yourself in this cycle.
These two ideas intertwine because we sometimes forget that we are part of this same cycle, we are to enjoy the Earth as it is in the present but our lives are ephemeral in the big picture.
Donetsk is based on the Ukraine-Russia Crisis that has claimed 5,400 lives so far....
It's about the unnecessary damage and destruction that the Ukraine-Russia situation has caused. Over 150 red oak pieces were used to build this chair to show its fragmented nature. I wanted it to look as if original objects were destroyed and the fragments were taken and joined to create this one object. The Red “Stripe” through the middle of the chair is a common diamond shape found in traditional Ukrainian embroidery. It splits the piece in two and symbolizes the clash of the two sides that are in all reality the same. No matter the ethnicity or the language, they are still Ukrainians. The clash causes damage to the country’s people. The black diamonds symbolize this damage and are made of red oak pieces charred by fire. The form of the chair itself is simple, so that the attention is focused at the red split and the detail work.
To properly use a standard trowel, the wrist must perform two movements. The first is known as an ulnar deviation- moving the little finger towards the wrist. And while in this position the user is required to push into the ground. The combination of these movements result in a weak push force and can be harmful to the user over time.
This concept was selected based on its simplicity and dynamic triangular handle, which can be held at the push position and the downward position. Allowing the user to utilize full power while maintaining a neutral wrist position.