Mini Desktop Conveyor

The intention of the conveyor is to demonstrate proof of concept; demonstrating my abilities in rapid prototyping (using additive manufacturing, fabrication, and design) while constantly looking for ways to improve functionality and diversity.  My main goal is to create something showing practical and relative operations, targeting my employer's industry.

Most of the parts are from a remote control terrain vehicle found at a thrift store. I recycled what I could; using wheels and pulleys to visualize and then made rough renderings of them in SolidWorks, to continue my design process. While at this point I am still working on the drive-train and a motor mount, the chassis is made of aluminum. Currently mounted is an inductive PNP proximity sensor, limited by a 5-6 mm proximity.

After some time invested in other projects and school, I finally revisited and made a rough prototype leg mount, while redesigning parts from terrain vehicle and "printing" them via additive manufacturing. The leg mounts at this stage, are not ideal. However, this got it off the ground and allowed me to test the drivetrain and see what I took from a SolidWorks model and drawing to a fully functioning prototype.

While this will continue to be an ongoing project, I am very happy with the outcome. Please check back to see my progress as it happens.

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Professional Skills


My Experience

  • __

  • 2016 - Present

    IT/HSE Coordinator

    • Providing effective troubleshooting solutions involving printers, desktops and mobile devices - maintaining connectivity, end user satisfaction and functionality
    • Composing various documentation providing training in I.T, HSE and standard operating procedures as to ISO 9001:2015 standardization
  • 2018 - 2019

    Network Administrator Diploma, triOS College

  • 2008 - Present (.part time)

    IT Support Specialist

    • Build and support specialized workstations and gaming pc’s, providing cost effective solutions based on customers expectations and requirements
    • Provide on-site, remote and similar managed services through Windows RDS, Quick Assist and TightVNC with secured tunneling
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  • 2012 - 2016

    Technical Advisor

    • Research, design and prototype various engineered specifications utilizing additive manufacturing to iterate design concepts, potential flaws and plausibility
    • Troubleshoot PLC’s, maintaining and developing various process controls with pneumatic and hydraulic circuits
  • 2011 - 2012

    Demanufacturing Technician

    • Provide technical documentation on the identification, safety precautions and dismantling procedures of desktops, servers, monitors and televisions
    • Identify and categorize desktops, server and networking equipment for potential resale
  • 2006-2011

    IT Support Specialist

    • Compiled prospects of our search engine optimization to restore and maintain online presence resulting in streamlined control and analysis of our ranking,
    • Install horizontal runs providing clean and structuralized cable management
    • Perform scheduled backups creating archival storage of sensitive data