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Product Designer and creator of a provisionally patented way of eternalizing my mom’s voice using bone conduction and jewellery design that took ~600 hours to build

Team

Individual Project

My Role

Product Designer
Prototyping Engineer

Deliverable

A patent pending jewellery piece of sand cast bronze necklace with intricate designs less than 0.11 in thickness housing a bone conduction circuit that transmits my mother's voice through my collar bone.

Time & Skillset

Fall 2019

Pattern Making & Graphic Design

3D Design & Printing

Sand Casting

Machining

Electric Circuitry

Hand Dremel Finishing

The Challenge

For almost. all of my life, my mother has been my best friend. This necklace is a tribute to her and everyone missing their loved ones.

This necklace design is inspired by arabic calligraphy and architecture. Other than the aesthetics, the back houses a bone conduction circuit that transmits my mother's voice through my collar bone.

The Solution

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Casting such an intricate pattern at wall thickness less than half of the normally approved thickness by the lab (0.11 in) required very high temperature and ramming up many times (~18 times) and having to dremel by hand for a great finish. 

 

Bone conduction technology is commonly used for hearing disabilities. The finishing required a lot of hand dremeling which was both innovative and exciting. 

 

I went into this course with zero background on 3D modeling, it took a lot of grit and hard work to finish this. I even broke my nose in the woodshop

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2D Design [Multiple Patterns]

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Functional Prototype

Manufacturing Prototype

3D Design & Modeling

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3D Printing & Iterating

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Final Product

My Role

This was an individual project that took me 600 hours to build where we were prompted to build a product using mechanical processes to design and implement something we can use. I came up with the concept, 2D and 3D designs of this project.

I believe I have come a long way through this project on my first quarter as a graduate student not only on the engineering level but also on the level of trusting my choices, taking a second daily to renew my intentions, understanding what is important in life and taking risks.