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Icarus First Person View Drone Racing Kit

Click here to check out the Icarus First Person View Drone Racing Kit, my Final Major Project I’ve just completed at Ravensbourne.

Please feel free to comment, share and check out my website at www.danjonesdesign.com.

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The Icarus First Person View Drone Racing Headset

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The Icarus first person drone racing kit is my final major project I am working on for university.  It is a ready-to-race kit that enables users to experience first person view drone racing in a safe and affordable way.

The above image has all of the internal components for the Icaras first person view drone racing headset laid out prior to assembly.  I designed all of the parts in SolidWorks and 3D printed them out using an Ultimaker 2 in black PLA.

The externally visible parts have been sanded, filled and sprayed to fit the colour scheme of the finished product.
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The above image shows the internal structure in its assembled form.  The blue wheel rotates to tighten the internal smartphone locking mechanism.  To release the lock, simply press down on the top button and rotate in the opposite direction.

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This is a shot of my HTC phone in position streaming a stereoscopic video of a FPV drone race.  The phone is comfortably locked into position and the focal distance is correct.  Time for some fast paced, FPV drone racing action!

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Phone Locking Mechanism For FPV Racing Goggles

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This is the phone locking mechanism I’ve designed for my First Person View (FPV) racing goggle university project.  On the left is the initial test piece and on the right the final test piece.  A clockwise twist will lock the phone into position and when you want to release it, press the button and rotate it anti-clockwise.  Simples!  To use that is, designing it all to fit into a headset and accommodate several phone sizes… not so simples.

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Student Starpack Competition Winner

Pincraft Photography has been awarded a Silver Star Award and joint third place in the Student Starpack 2015 competition. My design solution for Brief D: New Use For Corrugated Board is a completely recyclable and reusable pinhole camera service and product.
The user can easily assemble the pinhole camera in ten minutes, snap 12 unique black and white images on 120 film and use the camera as the packaging to return the film for developing and printing. The design is kept minimal to encourage the user to customise their Pincraft camera by adding their own artwork and accessories.

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(D.I.A) Dreadzone – Second Light

Taking it back to 1995 for this Desert Island Album entry with Second Light by Dreadzone.  This album combines country walks with hazy afternoons at the coast, string instruments, vocal samples and electronic composure that all feels very rooted in English heritage and culture.   A lovely blend of heavy dub baselines and 90’s breakbeat capturing the energy and euphoric sound of party culture in its prime.  I’m all too gutted that I missed out on the 90’s rave era; a time in which dance music was fresh, alive and minus the selfie culture that packs the dance floors today.

This album still stands up 20 years on, if you haven’t heard it yet I would urge you to check out it out!

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Pincraft Photography Camera & Service

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Pincraft Sketch

Remove the winders

Remove the winders

Apply the return sticker

Apply the return sticker

Done!

Done!

Pop it in the post

Pop it in the post

So this is the final form of my Pincraft Photography pinhole camera.  It’s certainly a case of form following function.  I’ve kept the graphical side of things to a minimum in the attempt to encourage the user to add their own artwork, be it that of a child or an artist.

This flat packed, easy-to-assemble, zero waste, fully functioning and pretty-darn-good-quality-pinhole-camera shoots 12 shots on to black & white 120 film.  The service concept behind the project is to provide a full service in which the film unit not only houses and exposes the film, but also provides the packaging solution to return the film for development.


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Houston, We Have Photographs

As promised, and a little late I know, my apologies…  Some pinhole photographs from Proto 2! (Ticker tape, klaxon horns, ‘splosions!!!)  These were shot on Fomapan 120 ISO 400.  I developed them at home and photographed them using my smartphone, ran them through Photoshop and inverted the image, BOOM.  I’m sure they could be clearer but I did the best with whats I gats.

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The 02 Arena from the 9th floor

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The 02 Arena from ground level

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