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MY INTERESTS

These are some of my passions and interests.

Technology

I love technology and strive to keep up to date in this rapidly progressing industry. I dread to think of life without my phone and laptop as sad as that sounds!

Automotive

Cars, Motorsport and Racing are all passions of mine. I enjoy the challenge of fixing cars, as well as partaking in karting and attending races.

Snowboarding

A major hobby/interest of mine is snowboarding. I wish I could spend more time on the slopes - the sense of freedom is unparalleled!

PORTFOLIO

A collection of my recent work and projects!

WAIVE

A gesture controlled in-car system (utilising Leap Motion). Demonstrating gesture control in an automotive application as an effective means of interaction.

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Waive

Automotive

Smart Alarm

An alarm clock which alters your wake up depending on live travel data pulled from national rail's twitter feed, utilising NodeRed, MQTT and Arduino.

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Smart Alarm

'Internet of Things'

Flo-motion

A university group project, the brief was 'Collecting the invisible'. We tracked motion through space, looking into paths of desire and 'flows' of people at different times of the day.

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Flo-motion

'Internet of Things'

Peak Planners

A business venture/company created as part of the venture culture module of my course.

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Peak Planners

Venture Culture

CycleSense

A business concept presented as part of venture culture module of my uni course.

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CycleSense

Business Concept

Ambience

A university group project, the brief was to work with an aspect of the 'im-material', we chose Ambience. We utlised Processing, Arduino and webcam to achieve this brief.

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Ambience

'Internet of Things'

Connected Bin

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart.

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Connected Bin

'Internet of Things'

Dissertation

Written piece on emerging technologies for my university course.

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Dissertation

Academic Writing

HOLO

A unique new project I am just starting to work on with a production company called Beagle.

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HOLO

Interaction Design

Waive

A gesture controlled in-car infotainment system.

Waive is a gesture controlled car infotainment system, completed as my final year project for my university course. The system utilises the Leap Motion sensor to allow gesture interaction with all areas of the system.
The demonstration video below shows my system installed in a car, I also demonstrate this project at the university degree show, pictures of the installation can be seen in the gallery below.

Smart Alarm

A 'smart' alarm clock that checks train delays.

This is a university group project, we built the alarm clock using MQTT, Arduino and Node-Red. The project was as part of an Internet of Things module, the alarm (Arduino based) checks for train delays via national rail's twitter feed, utilising Node-red and MQTT to send the results. Once a delay is detected the set alarm time is altered accordingly. As an added feature, once the snooze button is pressed a command is sent via MQTT to another Arduino which switches a kettle on to boil, ready for when you get up!

Alarm:

The gallery below features images from the building of the project.

Flo-motion

Creating visualisations of paths and motion through space.

Flo-motion was a university group project, the brief was ‘Collecting the invisible’ as part of a Realtime module. The project focused on tracking motion through space, looking into paths of desire and flows/tides of people at different times of the day. ‘Collecting the invisible’ and storing it as visualisations created by our algorithm, the visualisations can be viewed in the video below.

The below video is a ‘making of’ video showing how the above visualizations are created.

Peak Planners

Sports nutrition meal planning service

A business started as part of the 'Venture Culture' module of my university course, the idea behind it was a sports nutrition application and service to provide custom meal plans for athletes.

CycleSense

Business concept

A business concept I pitched as part of my venture culture module at university, a cyclist blindspot detection device to be fitted to large HGV's in order to reduce the risk posed to cyclists when turning, particularily in cities. More information available in the video below...

Ambience

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We used a Java based language called Processing for this project, utilising an Arduino library in order to read the sensor data connected to the Arduino Uno (utilising a sensor shield, temp sensor & LDR). We also utilised the built in webcam support to create our motion detection and the minim library for sound input.

Below is the presention that accompanied this project.

Connected Bin

'Internet of Things'

A project working to optimise efficiency in the waste collection infrastructure in Plymouth, full and overflowing bins are a big problem for the city leading to detriment to the enviroment. Our technology can inform both the council and home owner of bin levels as well as adding features such as detection when their bin is knocked over. As Plymouth is a very student oriented town, many of the properties are vacant during the summer months, our system would allow the council optimise bin collection and only route collections to addresses where the bins are full. Our techhnology could also be used to promote recycling via incentives based on comparitive bin levels.

Dissertation

Emerging technological innovations - why do they progress at different rates in different industries?

Click the link below to read a full copy of my dissertation completed for my course Digital Art & Technology (DAT) at Plymouth University.

HOLO

Holographic display system with integrated gesture control and accompanying iPad control application.

Holo™ turns products, places and people into compelling 360° interactive holograms. The protected technology combined with the minimalist Conran design makes the hologram the hero. The moving animation simply appears in the middle of a clear diamond. Now with an even sleeker design and more powerful software, Holo remains the most advanced Hologram player.
Holo is the only hologram product on the market with advanced integrated gesture control. Users can choose content from a menu, spin, enlarge and adapt details such as product configurations and floor plans. Each gesture control experience is bespoke. Please speak to Beagle about what you'd like to achieve.

I am working with Beagle to create the aforementioned bespoke gesture control, utilising leap motion to do so. I am also working to create a dynamic iPad application to accompany the Holo to further enhance the functionality and uses it can offer.

Click here for the official HOLO webpage

MY LIFE

A brief timeline of my life so far...

  • SEPTEMBER 1996

    Michael Hall School

    I spent the majority of my education here, leaving after GCSE's. Michael Hall is a steiner school offering an alternative education, I studied French, Maths, English, Physics, ICT and Art at GSCE level.

  • SEPTERMBER 2008

    Central Sussex College

    I moved here for the selection of A levels offered and for a change of scenery. I attained qualifications in AS Business Studies and Double Applied IT aswell as A levels in Film Studies, Applied IT and BTEC IT Practitioners.


  • SEPTEMBER 2010

    University of Plymouth - Digital Art & Technology BSc

    Attending Plymouth University provided some of the best years of my life! I chose the course for its practical hands on approach and diverse range of technologies explored.

  • JULY 2014

    Whats Next?!

    "Have you got a job?" - The question I now get asked instead of "what degree are you studying?" which has been the question of the past 3 years!

  • Me

    Will Panchaud

    Digital Art & Technology Graduate

    I am a dedicated and hard-working individual with eagerness to learn, work and develop new skills. Having just completed my final year studying Digital Art & Technology at Plymouth University, I am currently seeking postgraduate opportunities with a cutting edge business to broaden and develop skillsets to further my career in an exciting industry.


    Please see link below for my CV.


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