SleepTracker Wearable Monitor 2008
Goodnature Chirp Beacon
Stanley Smart Measure Pro
Robotics Plus Prospr
Les Mills SmartBar
BCS BAGgate branded for Melbourne
Blade Runner 2005
Prospr. 2023, for Robotics Plus
Autonomous Orchard Vehicle - 2 fan in Blenheim - Side
Autonomous orchard vehicle spraying grapevines.
Prosper Blenheim 2
Autonomous Orchard Vehicle - 2 fan in Blenheim
Autonomous Orchard Vehicle - 3 Fan Render - Front
Autonomous Orchard Vehicle - 3 Fan Render - Front 3/4
Prospr has been the culmination of 5 years of developing a design DNA for Robotics Plus for this new industry, refining the technology platform, understanding our customers and design for manufacture. Working in this developing industry there was no precedent or design brief.
These revolutionary vehicles are now in the market and the result has been very well received. We believe we are leading the world in our technology and user interaction. As the lead industrial designer at Robotics Plus I was responsible for the appearance, interaction, and engineering of the exterior components in collaboration with the wider team.
The brief was to research and design an equipment solution for use in the Les Mills group fitness class BODYPUMP:
“It must be innovative to reflect our program and Les Mills brand. We want unique intellectual property and it must be cool”
The result was the globally patented and multi-award-winning Les Mills SMARTBARTM. A unique fast plate changeover barbell specifically designed for the needs of group fitness classes - along with weight plates that are ergonomic and versatile in their use. I was involved in the development of the whole range of Les Mills SmartTech equipment and took a leading role in the development of the 2nd Generation Smartbar Weight Plates. Building on and refining the design language, modeling the parametric set, and detailing each part for manufacture. I also worked with offshore manufacturers to bring this product to market.
Rendering of final design
Basic configuration plus printers. Mounted to the BAGgate Hoop.
Melbourne Airport Branded Rendering
BCS BAGgate - Mark 2
This is a rendering of the 1st production version of the BAGgate. This was designed and engineered by myself (building on the concept developed by 4ormfunction). The Hoop, Security Screen and Injector are still being produced to this design.
BAGgate Assembly Prototype Testing
I designed and commissioned several large extrusion dies. These extrusions were suitably designed to allow mounting of all electronics for scanning and measuring the bags and could be cut to different lengths to suit individual airport requirements.
Barcode Reader and Passport Scanner were integrated. The barcode reader was able to be mounted into the print guide eliminating a part
BCS PI Servicing
Serviceability was one of the key requirements of the redesign. BCS partnered with SITA who would service the units. The positioning of the printers added to this challenge but the thin / lightweight rail system I developed overcame this.
Changi Aiport Singapore Installed
Proposal for flexible checkin
This system was proposed for a new airport terminal. This image shows the system in self checkin mode on the left and aided checkin on the right.
Proposal for flexible checkin
This image shows the system in self checkin mode
BCS BagGate: 2011-14, Work done at 4ormfunction
Four years, four generations to streamline the airport check-in experience: BAGgate for BCS.
I was then responsible for designing a production version, (2nd gen) designed for batch production and customisation, with a Single and Double configuration. I was the sole designer and managed the design, prototyping and production of the first five systems (approximately $1/2 million build).
The 3rd generation was the design of a modular kiosk to suit various airport requirements and regulations including the incorporation of two large bag tag printers. The result was radical and highly successful. The kiosk was so slim it was possible to wall mount or hang from the Hoop, or be integrated into a wall. This flexibility and serviceable design made it suitable for retro-fitting to existing airports and helped BCS convert many large opportunities.
Lastly I lead a team pitching to an offshore airport in partnership with BCS to develop a new system that was adaptable over the transition to automated baggage drop off. We presented a system with pivoting screens allowing an attendant to aid check-in when needed.
Stanley Smart Measure Pro: 2015, Work done for ikeGPS at 4ormfunction
This sketch formed the foundation for the engineering development. I then modelled this up in solidworks and created all the main components and did a lot of the mechanical detailing myself
New product design, design direction.
Following up on the ikeGPS Spike where I led the concept refinement, mechanical design and production, ikeGPS attracted the attention of Stanley who saw the massive potential of the technolgy. Shoot and measure; More than a laser measurement device. You can measure nearly anything in the photo. Cool technology and a great and challenging project to lead, and it was a great success.
I led the project from concept through to production handover, doing the industrial design, CAD surfacing, mechanical detailing of the external components and working closely with the engineers developing the clamp mechanism and optics.
SleepTracker watch: 2008, Work done at ByMethod
Pro Elite version
This product was designed in 2007 - 2008 and is still in production.
Watch Comparison - Before and After
CAD model - strap attachment detail
Male and Female Concepts
Marketing departments in Korea helped guide the male concept towards a casual sport aesthetic.
Functional Prototype Selfie
Mens version, Production Sample
These versions were released later and marketed as male and female versions.
SleepTracker engaged ByMethod at a strategic level, which I lead, to revitalise the company.
SleepTracker is a sleep monitor. Sleeptracker wanted to maximise the investment they had made in the electronic hardware of a wearable sleep monitor (that wasn't selling because it was too big) and "re-design" it to make it something that could be worn every day. The challenge was making it appear smaller without changing the internal volume. The brief was to reduce the visual volume and appeal to a sporty, professional demographic.
My role was the lead designer, working closely with the client and marketing team to establish a design language for a range of products to be built on. Once an aesthetic was established I developed the professional sport concept as the first to market. I provided production ready 3D CAD files as well as providing colour, materials and finish specifications.
Designed in 2007 -2008 this design is still in production.