I’m 18 years young, a past student of Wellesley College, Onslow College, and Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. I have been involved in the start-up scene, along with developing products through the use of additive and subtractive means. I have also done a number of internships with companies in different areas of technology. I started Caspar Designs in 2017 for me to undertake project based work. Here are some of the things I’ve been involved in so far.
Sopheak Ou – Shine Wu – Neha Singh – Will Houghton – Benjamin Isaacs (me)
Recently I was privileged enough to be a part of the Venture Up 2019 cohort and with my team, picture above, developed a food delivery service.
Recently I was tasked with manufacturing six balance boards for the Wellington firm Swibo. They have developed an app that allows you to use your phone to play games while getting better at balancing and doing related exercises. Their boards were made using 20mm Bamboo (pictured above), this was a major learning curve for me as the Bamboo wanted to deform while cutting. Due to the bamboo fibres I also had to use a specialised cutter. 5/11/18
Late last year I purchased a Vertigo MX3 CNC router, and was fortunate to be able to go and build it myself! Talk about hands on haha. Big thanks to Brett Cottle and the team at Vertigo making this happen. 14/7/18
I’m also rather active in the electronics front. My bench space is the area where I do most of my development and testing. Just waiting for a new antistatic map so I can get out my test gear. 1/5/18
I got tasked with designing a manufacturing a set of MIDI pads as part of my level three NCEA design tech project. This was manufactured with laser cut Acrylic with rubber sheet adhered to the top. 11/6/18
Early on in 2018 I was talking with Andrew Hornblow, a mentor for the ASB Brightsparks competition, he was wanting a simplistic way of making a little robot using 3D printing. I came up with a solution that was based around a mini breadboard, and incorporates two N20 motors. All for a low price of only $14 per robot. All that was needed to complete the robot was a mini Lipo cell and some sort of Microcontroller like a Arduino nano or Picaxe 08m2 etc. 12/2/18
As part of one of my level two design technology projects at school I
designed a simple table that was made from two pallets. The whole ethos
was about being sustainable and cheap; the client was very pleased with
the outcome. 3/4/17
In 2018 I worked with a Victoria University student on a lighting project. He needed someone to develop control electronics for a light that he had designed. The project involved making a version of a capacitive switch of with 3 different settings for brightness, along with variable ramping up and down between stages. 14/4/17
At the start of 2017 I was also given the opportunity to a 8 week long course at Chorus HQ in Wellington. The covered things from Fibre – 3G-4G & copper lines to hands of experience with welding fibres. Gavin explaining how to cut the fibre before welding it. 13/3/17
Also in 2017 I did a Star course on robotics. This 3 day course was run through Weltec and covered things from PCB dev to Festo pneumatics. 16/2/17