Jacob Boast is an enthusiastic designer and engineer from UK. He is currently studying on the Innovation Design Engineering program at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London.
Jacob will be the first designer hosted by Casa Jasmina for the Maker Faire Home residencies program. In collaboration with Maker Faire Rome, Casa Jasmina team is developing Maker Faire Home, a curating project that involve seven designers on a residencies program and will bring Casa Jasmina’s experience to European Maker Faire in Rome from October 14th to 16th.
Jacob will arrive next week the 25th to Turin for a one week residency with his SmogBazooka. SmogBazooka is a particulate pollution detector and collector.
“I am excited to be coming to Casa Jasmina in July to develop the SmogBazooka concept: a particulate pollution detector and collector for the home or in the community.”
SmogBazooka form-factor would be developed alongside the internal components housing to achieve a well-engineered and attractive, stylish and compelling device.
In line with the concept for being both an independent device in the home, or as part of a wider community network, Jacob will network the device, and control it through Arduino cloud app as well as by manual control on the device.
“I hope to use Casa Jasmina’s expertise in interaction design when doing this. Personally, I see Casa Jasmina as a fantastic opportunity to meet and connect with other designers and makers who aspire to create amazing functional, novel, sustainable and beautiful devices for the connected home of the future.”
Jacob is having the opportunity to work on one of his previous ideas. The challenge is to add new interaction aspects and to use Arduino Create and Cloud to control remotely the air purifier. SmogBazooka concept was already developed few months ago, now is time to give them a shape, an internet connection and an attractive interaction. Jacob will work on a lung like chamber, giving a life to the device.
Casa Jasmina team is happy to host and help Jacob and is looking forward to see him soon.
Follow next week the story of this first residency
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