Highly skilled students from Middlesex University have displayed their innovative final year projects at an exhibition held on London's trendy Brick Lane.
Middlesex’s Product Design students displayed their work amongst 500 students studying subjects including animation, photography, interior design, fine art, jewellery and illustration.
Students in the spotlight included Witold Mielniczek who built a remote controlled vehicle called ‘The Pegasus’ that can drive, fly, vertically take off and land, climb 90 degree surfaces and even drive upside down.
Sylvester Iyeh created a chair that emits music when connected to any sound producing hand-held device, providing users with an immersive experience while allowing them to share and discover new music.
Other students exhibiting their work included Kieron Scott-Woodhouse who earlier this year wowed the technology industry with his bamboo mobile phone. For his final year project he created an innovative smartphone application that uses a previously untapped messaging platform to generate relevant location based information.
Fellow classmate Puja Varsani who flew the flag for the UK at the WorldSkills competition in the Mobile Robotics category, created industrial robotic arms which interact with each other. Puja commented “The show went really well and attendees seemed impressed with my project. I’ve got an interest in social robotics so I’ve loved working on it and it was great to get such a positive response from visitors.”
Middlesex University Product Design Programme Leader Wyn Griffiths said: “We had a good range of products this year which is an exemplification of the course and the approach we take at Middlesex. The event is a fantastic platform for the students to exhibit their work and gives them the exposure needed prior to entering the industry.”
The Middlesex University Art & Design Degree Show took place in the Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane from Friday 8 June – Monday 11 June. Over the weekend the show attracted around 5,000 visitors including industry specialists.
Photo: Puja Varsani with her industrial robotic arms