UofT part 2: Conceptual Prototyping Workshop

With prototyping being so essential to a robust development process, it was important that we delve into actual prototyping while discussing this topic. The latter part of my time speaking at UofT was spent working with the Design class on their design ideas and prototypes, using Makey Makey hardware. The class was broken into groups, … More UofT part 2: Conceptual Prototyping Workshop

Speaking at UofT: Prototypes and Product Development

Prototypes and the Product Development Process in HealthTech On February 14th, 2019 I had the privilege of speaking to Design students at the University of Toronto – Translational Research Program on the topic: “Prototypes and the Product Development Process in HealthTech”. The themes of my talk included: Product development processes companies use to develop products quickly … More Speaking at UofT: Prototypes and Product Development

Surgical Robotics Symposium at MaRS

Surgical Robots: Innovation, Opportunities, Challenges On Wednesday, October 17th, I had the pleasure of co-chairing the GYBO Robotics Network symposium Surgical Robots: Innovation, Opportunities and Challenges at the Autodesk space within the MaRS Discovery District. Adriana Ieraci, Founder and Director of the GYBO Robotics Network, who is also a lecturer in entrepreneurship and design in … More Surgical Robotics Symposium at MaRS

Thermal Analysis

This is just a sample of the thermal analysis techniques and technologies I have studied at George Brown College which was part of our Finite Element Analysis class. FEA is an integral part of how we model and test our designs before moving on to the actual fabrication process. These pictures show the simulated analysis … More Thermal Analysis

Gundam Model

For my Advanced CADD II class our class project throughout the entire semester was to choose an object of any type which incorporated complex surfacing and then replicate that object in CAD software – most specifically Pro/Engineer. I achieved a very high mark on this project and as this was an individual assignment I carried … More Gundam Model

Straddle Mill Fixture

This project was a major component of our Mechatronics I class which specialized in machine design, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing and CAD modelling and drafting. Our project was to create a straddle milling fixture which could pneumatically process two almunimum pegs and clamp them while simultaneously straddle milling a central channel down the top of … More Straddle Mill Fixture

Umbrella Tool Changer

This project was give to my team for our Mechanical Power Transmissions class and the goal of the project was to find something mechanical and improve on its design in whichever way could solve problems for that design. Our approach was to incorporate an internally-wound Geneva gear system into an umbreall style tool changer for … More Umbrella Tool Changer

Block Drilling Jig

This was a project put forward for our Mechatronics II class which specialized in Machine Designand automation systems. The goal was to create a machine/jig which could efficiently prepare rectangular blocks for final fabrication which included drilling intercepting holes through perpendicular faces. Our approach was to use existing machines and technology and we achieved one … More Block Drilling Jig