A small selection of models, all built from engineering drawings. Many were made in preparation for the Certified Solidworks Associate exam.
Scargo Cycling is a company I founded in 2012 to produce a line of crash protective body armor for road cyclists. After being involved in a crash during a race, in which I broke several bones in my shoulder and hip, I began researching options for crash protection both in cycling specific clothing as well as in other industries such as motorcycling, equestrian, and football.
I started Scargo to produce the industry's first crash protective base layer for road racers. The shirts were produced in a factory in Manhattan’s Garment District using body armor sourced from Sas-Tec in Germany.
Shirts were available in an NYC area retail location and online throughout the 2013 season.
Category: Business Created
FreshDirect Unlimited Delivery Pass Logo
FreshDirect, NYC’s largest online grocery store, asked me to create a new logo for their Unlimited Delivery Pass campaign. The image combines the iconic FreshDirect delivery truck with a piggy bank. The final renders were used in subway ads, direct mail, emails, and on their homepage.
The graphics were modeled in Rhino and rendered in KeyShot.
4D Printed Plant
I started with the idea of 3D printing house plants, but very quickly realized that something was missing. Real plants adapt and change over time, but a 3D printed plant did not. By placing a clock movement in the pot, and designing a coupling and drive shaft, I was able to allow the the lower leafs to move with the hour hand, and the upper leafs to move with the minute hand.
While this clock is indeed almost functional, it also acts to add a 4th dimension to an otherwise 3D printed object.
Nespresso Recycling Tool
The Nespresso Recycling Tool is a small countertop bowl that allows Nespresso users to empty coffee out of a used pod. The coffee can then be composted, while the pod itself can be recycled.
The prototypes were designed in Solidworks and 3D printed in SLS. Will print in FDM without supports.
The founders of The Griz Coat, a Kickstarter and online phenomenon, asked me to help them redesign the claws on their best selling Griz Coat. I took their handmade prototypes and redesigned them for mass production. The claws have since been used in several brand extensions, including the Wolf Coat and the Panda Coat.
Claws were modeled in Solidworks and are fully manufacturable. Prototypes were made in SLS, and production parts were injection molded.
Unhappy with the existing options for handlebar mounting my Polaroid Action Camera, I created a more versatile option. Imbedded magnets help hold the camera securely over rough roads, and zip ties run through the body to secure to the handlebars. Designed to fit oversized road bike handlebars.
A second version attatches to a GoPro mount and fits my BarFly computer mount.
The mount was designed in Solidworks and 3D printed in FDM. Will print on FDM without supports.
Built in collaboration with artist David Temchulla, this outdoor structure will serve as the future home of Putty’s Coronation art gallery (www.puttyscoronation.com). The semi temporary structure is located in a backyard in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, and will feature rotating shows and events.
I modeled the entire structure in Solidworks before construction began, then used the models to create construction blueprints. The artist David Temchulla and I then constructed the structure over a long weekend.
Final construction is in process now, and the gallery will be open soon.