The project focused on taking existing components and designing the screwdriver body around them. During research for this project, it became apparent that most consumers do not possess an electric screwdriver because they own a portable drill which can also function as a screwdriver. Therefore, the target audience for an electric screwdriver tends to be people who do not have many projects other than assembling something with screws.
Roto is a compact, modern electric screwdriver for users such as first-time homebuyers or college students in dorms or apartments who need to assemble lots of flat-packed furniture or other home accessories. The crisp modern design and color fits well into any home, apartment or dorm. The handle provides excellent ergonomics for grasping onto the screwdriver to use and the rubberized panels on the side provide a non-slip surface. The packaging is 100% recycled cardboard and can be recycled once the screwdriver is purchased. The shape of the outer packaging allows for two boxes to fit together for a more effective use of space in shipping and in display. The internal packaging which holds Roto in place when in transit doubles as an upright charging cradle so that Roto can easily be kept in any setting off to the side charging, ready at a moment to be put to use.
Stone Ridge Sink
A luxury bathroom sink design. Hot and cold water cascade from opposite ends of the sink and meet in the middle before pouring out into the sink. The solid marble construction makes a bold statement in any bathroom. The soap holder located behind the spout is ideal to hold a soap bottle with a pump in it so that soap can fall directly into where the hot and cold water meet to create soapy water to fall onto users hands.
T-minus 151 is an intense, team based, week-long project put on by the Industrial Design department at RIT. During the first week of the spring semester, each student in the program is put into a team with a first year, second year, fourth year, grad-student and third year as team manager. The teams are then introduced to a real-world partner who they will be designing for and competing with their peers on. Students are given 151 hours to develop a product which at the end of the week is displayed and judged.
This year's project sponsor was Modko, a modern lifestyle company based in Brooklyn who specializes with bringing modern pet products to consumers. Teams had the option to choose between designing a jumbo litter box, a cat play tree, a cat watering fountain or a pet carrying case. My team chose to design a modern cat watering fountain.
Projects completed in elective courses including Furniture Design, Jewelry Design, Fabrication.
The longboard was a wood shop project done in high school using a vacuum bag to press 7 layers of veneer together.
The spoon was hand carved. The drink tray was made from a solid piece of wood by a CNC router.
The logo is laser engraved onto a piece of acrylic.
The jewelry was created through the processes of cutting, riveting, soldering, bezeling and annealing copper and nickel-silver metals.