It’s been a busy few days attending and presenting J5 the 360 Video platform at  on Saturday. Unfortunately not without a few hiccoughs, so a thanks to the guys from the Google user group for a hand, a Leatherman to be exact, which so happened to be imperial – what are the odds?

The wheels literally came off and not having the correct hex key there was very little to be done, but hey that’s prototyping for you. Wheels on and rearing to go and well, well not so fast the saying goes. Another minor setback of the wheels rubbing against the underside of the chassis rendered the vehicle useless… nonetheless, there was enough to chat to all who were curious enough to stop by.


human analogue materials research

This week sees me back at the coal face of my Msc with an update on the project so far, check it out.  We, the team I’m working with, are now at the point of preliminary materials testing.

MSc Medical Device Design – week 3

I find myself currently midway through week 3 of my masters, sitting on the train on the way back from Galway after attending Medtec Europe conference. If ever I thought there was cool tech in your everyday industrial design, may I suggest you check out a medtech conference.

Apart from attending with the sole focus of networking and looking for solutions for my current design brief, listening to a few of the talks presented, this is going to one insane ride up-skilling in medical. The variety of super high-end technology, manufacturing processes and materials, it’s like a candy store. Getting back to the research part of why I’ve ventured across the M50 is the project I’m currently working on. A human analogue surgical training aid for an open appendectomy which I covered here. So please take the time to head on over and follow our exploits and journey for this project.


Johnny 5.1: robotic 360° video platform

A current side project with Filip Florek of Cutemachines, John Huikku of Tarina VR &  Emmet Burke of Nova Realities in which we’re developing a robotic platform to capture 360° Video. It’s a rough and ready proof of concept just past the 1.0 phase. We’ll have 2.0 ready for the upcoming AR/VR meetup in Dublin later next month. Here’s a link to the initial testing of the rig and footage.

YouTube: 360° Rover Testing


Reasons to be Creative 2015

reasons to be creative 2015
Reasons 2015
hosted in the Brighton Dome, in my opinion a slightly rather misplaced though prominent architectural style amongst the Brighton landscape. The event, generously sponsored by the likes of Adobe, Redbull, & Shopify, is one you need to stick on the list as a *creative. With with a stellar line up of speakers, its a tough choice of presentations jam packed into 3 days having you wish you could clone yourself to get it all in. I thoroughly melted my pip managing to see some super speakers. Read more