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Unleash your stories: Darius Osing 2

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First-year Engineering student Darius Osing has completed his second project in the Maker Space in just under a few months. His idea of combining a Bluetooth speaker and a wireless charger, however, was not a straight-forward project.

 

Darius’ story 2

Darius’ initial plans were to create a minimalistic device – a clock combined with a wireless charger. But, seeing old vinyl  record players and portable radio speakers from the Braun Company inspired Darius to pursue something with more functionality – so he added a Bluetooth speaker. An important contributor to this project was the CNC router, which Darius had little experience in using. However, Darius has received immense support from the creative technologists at the Maker Space. After encountering a few problems such as overloading the drill (the CNC router’s main component), he has since become one of Unleash Space’s most proficient users.

The project is in its final stages. The prototype is capable of usage, and Darius invites students to charge their phones or to play music on his device on request. Looking back on the design, Darius explains how a fun learning project can counter the current “throw-away” mentality of society. Darius challenges the so-called “contemporary look”, where trendy electronic products are designed only to be aesthetically relevant in the present. He believes the right approach is to create more products that are “timeless in design”. An example would be the MacBook Air which created a decade-long legacy in its design.

“If we can strive to make our products, especially in the electronics market, to still be relevant in not even a decade but 5-7 years instead of 2-3 years it will  make our products drastically more sustainable and efficient.” – Darius Osing

 

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First-year Engineering student Darius Osing has completed his second project in the Maker Space in just under a few months. His idea of combining a Bluetooth speaker and a wireless charger, however, was not a straight-forward project.

 

Darius’ story 2

Darius’ initial plans were to create a minimalistic device – a clock combined with a wireless charger. But, seeing old vinyl  record players and portable radio speakers from the Braun Company inspired Darius to pursue something with more functionality – so he added a Bluetooth speaker. An important contributor to this project was the CNC router, which Darius had little experience in using. However, Darius has received immense support from the creative technologists at the Maker Space. After encountering a few problems such as overloading the drill (the CNC router’s main component), he has since become one of Unleash Space’s most proficient users.

The project is in its final stages. The prototype is capable of usage, and Darius invites students to charge their phones or to play music on his device on request. Looking back on the design, Darius explains how a fun learning project can counter the current “throw-away” mentality of society. Darius challenges the so-called “contemporary look”, where trendy electronic products are designed only to be aesthetically relevant in the present. He believes the right approach is to create more products that are “timeless in design”. An example would be the MacBook Air which created a decade-long legacy in its design.

“If we can strive to make our products, especially in the electronics market, to still be relevant in not even a decade but 5-7 years instead of 2-3 years it will  make our products drastically more sustainable and efficient.” – Darius Osing

 


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