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iPW (iPocketWatch) – Pocket Watch Case for the iPod Nano

Posted in Uncategorized on February 22, 2012 by edwinconan

Hello

Thank you for coming to my WordPress page.

I’ve designed this iPW (iPocketWatch) – pocket watch case for the iPod Nano (pictured above), and am currently seeking funding on the following website:

http://ipocketwatch.pozible.com

If you like my design,  would it be ok if you could help to fund my project or help to spread the word for me?

Your kind reaction will be much appreciated.

Many Thanks

 

Edwin

Audi Avatar Concept featured on Coroflot member gallery

Posted in Uncategorized on October 22, 2009 by edwinconan

Coroflot Member Gallery – Popular design projects and images

Need some form inspiration?

Posted in Uncategorized on September 26, 2009 by edwinconan

TOCA ME on the Behance Network

the amazing organic type in motion by Alex Trochut.

The Honda electric Unicycle U3-X

Posted in Uncategorized on September 25, 2009 by edwinconan

Honda Develops New Personal Mobility Device

Honda U3-X Personal Mobility Device

Honda has unveiled a new personal mobility concept called the U3-X.

Essentially a fancy Segway unicycle, the U3-X features the world’s first omni-directional driving wheel system (dubbed Honda Omni Traction Drive System). Combined with Honda’s balance control technology, the device promises to be safe and user friendly.

The U3-X “fits comfortably between the rider’s legs” (it has a seat), and allows them to move forward, backward, side-to-side, and diagonally. To speed up, slow down, stop, or change directions, riders simply shift their upper body weight in the direction they want to go.

Weighing less than 10kg (22 lbs), the device is powered by a small lithium-ion battery that provides one hour of operation.

While the U3-X is just a concept, Honda says they will conduct real-world testing to verify the practicality of the device.

Very Interesing wheel design concept.

Green Speed Motorcycle on EcoFriend

Posted in Uncategorized on September 10, 2009 by edwinconan

Eco Bikes: Green Speed Air-powered Motorcycle Aims To Smash Land Speed Record – Ecofriend
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Industrial designer Edwin Yi Yuan is hinting toward a future where compressed air would be used as a primary fuel in vehicles such as motorcycles and bikes. The air-powered engine has been lurking around for years with Zero Pollution Motors working to launch air-powered cars soon. The idea does seem fantastic, as air-powered vehicles don’t harm the environment with greenhouse gas emissions and above all, air is cheap and readily available. However, most air-powered engines fail in two ways – either the operating range is no long enough or the speed of the vehicle is too low.

Edwin, accompanied by a team of student designers and their lecturer, has designed a concept air-fueled bike that possibly removes all obstacles associated with air-fueled vehicles. The motorcycle, known as Green Speed Air Powered Motorcycle, is based on an old Suzuki GP100 from the 1970s. The designers removed pretty much everything on the original bike, the petrol tank, the engine, gear box, etc., and just used the frame of the bike, its wheels and brakes.

The engine that used is a rotary air engine. It is the invention of the Melbourne engineer Angelo Di Pietro. The engine is compact, lightweight and powerful and runs on compressed air from two compressed air tanks on the bike. It revs up to 10,000 RPM, and because of this the inventors didn’t need any gear box on the bike. There is only one gear, which is just a sprocket bolted directly to the axis of the engine and chained to the rear wheel.

Compressed air is stored in the bike’s on-board carbon fiber tanks. Once mass produced, the bike will have solar panels that will generate enough energy to compress air and store it in the bike’s tanks, which will increase its range indefinitely.

As the bike was designed as a speed record setter, there is no headlight, brake light or indicator lights on the bike. Instead, there were three little cameras fitted at the front and tail on the bike that are used to record the run. The body works were designed to be aerodynamic and lightweight, and it will be made of fiber glass or carbon fiber.

Edwin Conan on Car Design News

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2009 by edwinconan

Yes! My portfolio made it into the “Featured Portfolios” Section on Car Design News website: here.

Carbon Fiber Fart Smell Remover

Posted in Uncategorized on July 23, 2009 by edwinconan

Carbon Fiber Stops Fart Smell – Now The Greatest Material In The World : Carbon Fiber Gear

At the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center, a group of people set out to try and find a material that would help minimize problems with odoriferous rectal gas – aka fart smell.

The tests were done by instilling a tube of 100 ml of nitrogen containing 40 ppm of sulfide gases and 0.5% H(2) at the anus of six healthy volunteers. They volunteers all wore gas impermeable Mylar pantaloons over their garments. They then had them put pads inside the underwear with a variety of materials.

If no pad was in place, the garment alone remove about 5.3% of the sulfide gases. Most of the materials were not very effective, absorbing about 20% of the gases. The best of the bunch were briefs constructed from an activated carbon fiber fabric, which removed 55-77% of the sulfide gases.

Conclusion? Get some carbon fiber briefs if you don’t want people to smell your farts.