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An Engineer's Christmas Wishlist

Monday December 16, 2019 at 2:00pm

As Christmas day fast approaches, you may be wondering what to get for the engineers in your life. Look no further as we pull together the top 12 coolest gadgets that are on every engineer’s wish list. This list is comprised of products all developed through the SOLIDWORKS Entrepreneur Program with Solid Solutions.

In no particular order:

 
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1. Gravity’s Jet Suit

Starting the list is a world record-breaking product, the Daedalus Flight Pack from Gravity Industries. Five turbines, 1050bhp and 120,000 RPM all designed and engineered into one suit to provide unparalleled human flight. This ground-breaking technology is making world records and the suit has already achieved a speed of 32mph. There is development to push this and this could allow the wearer of the suit to travel at around 100 mph. A must on every engineer’s wish list.

To read more about Gravity visit their website: https://gravity.co/


2. See.Sense

Looking to find something for a cyclist in your life or perhaps even for yourself? Our customer, See.Sense, create and design various bike accessories with a clear goal in mind, to improve everyone's bike journeys. They create much more than just bike lights, their innovative products can shine brighter at moments of risks to make sure you’ll be seen on the road, you can receive low-battery alerts, theft alerts and they’re able to notify an emergency contact if you’re in a crash. Their products combine new technology and safety, a must for every cyclist!

Read more about See.Sense on our blog: https://www.solidsolutions.ie/blog/2019/10/customer-story-seesense/


3. PlayerData

PlayerData creates a product that’s perfect for fitness freaks, it combines a base layer garment with sensors and a removable control module to provide data on biometrics, performance and technique for an individual and teams! PlayerData Edge even offers an app to for you to gain valuable insight into your data.

More information here: https://www.playerdata.co.uk/


Image credit: https://www.faradite.com/

4. Faradite Lights

Faradite offers a range of stylish and contemporary lighting products for your home. Their ‘TAP’ range is more than just light switches they are a collection of contemporary modern switch plates for homes with 24V automation systems. With these sleek and stylish plates, you’re able to control your lights, blinds, music and heating all from one switch.

For more details visit their website: https://www.faradite.com/


5. Lunaz Design

An automotive engineer’s Christmas wish list would not be complete without a product from Lunaz. With SOLIDWORKS, they turn iconic classic cars into modern electric vehicles whilst retaining the original aesthetics and charm. Vehicles are remastered into clean, high performance electric cars. The future for classic motor vehicles?

See more on Lunaz website: https://lunaz.design/


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6. Nolii

Nolii designs practical and unique technology accessories, from power banks to charging cables to phone cases. All of their designs are completely unique and they would make a great present for any tech-savvy engineer!

Find out more about Nolii’s products on their website: https://www.wearenolii.com/


7. Flit Bikes

Foldable bikes are great way to get from A to B, even better when they are electric! Flit create beautifully designed e-bikes that are portable, functional and simple to use. Their FLIT-16 ebike can fold together in 10 seconds and weighs just 14kg, meaning it is easy to lift, roll and store.

For more information on Flit’s journey through the Entrepreneurial Program, visit our blog:https://www.solidsolutions.ie/blog/2019/08/customer-story-flit/


8. SA Strings

Set up by a RAF Veteran who suffers with mental health issues cause by his service, SA Strings create high quality products for archers. Whether that be Dacron strings for beginners or high end recurve strings for the pros. They also create custom scopes and lenses using SOLIDWORKS. Looking for a new year’s hobby to take up, archery could be the one.

For more information, visit their website: https://sastrings.co.uk/


Image credit: https://www.litho.cc/

9. LITHO

Now for a seriously cool device that uses gesture controls to manipulate a screen or an AR object from a simple wearable controller. LITHO is an input device and works with your iPhone or AR headset. The touch surface on the underside, custom haptic feedback system and array of motion-tracking sensors allow for a hugely immersive experience.

For more details, visit their website: https://www.litho.cc/


Image credit: https://beeline.co/

10. Beeline

Riding a bike and navigating can be tricky as well as dangerous. Beeline, a start-up based in London, have created a game-changing motorbike GPS, whether you’re a cyclist or a motorbike rider. Their modern GPS technology is powered by Bluetooth and even has an app that can be tailored to you. It’s small, compact and a must for any tech-savvy explorer.

Find out more about Beeline’s products on their website: https://beeline.co/


Image credit: https://www.smallrobotcompany.com/

11. Small Robot Company

Let me introduce you to Tom, Dick and Harry, the small robots looking to make a big impact. Created by the Small Robot Company, these agri-tech products are designed to look after the environment and your crops! These robots seed and care for each individual plant and will only feed and spray the plants that need it, giving them the nutrients they need with no waste. The ideal allotment or gardening gadget for a green fingered engineer!

See more on their website: https://www.smallrobotcompany.com/


Image credit: https://www.raptor-aerospace.com/

12. Raptor Aerospace

Do you know an engineer who would love a rocket for Christmas? Taking off in the rural areas of Norfolk is one of our start-up companies, Raptor Aerospace. They are having a blast developing a range of small, hybrid sounding rockets and launch services that are out of this world! If you have ever wanted to channel your inner Neil Armstrong, then take a look at these guys.

Read more about this start-up company via their website: https://www.raptor-aerospace.com/


If you know a start-up company looking for free CAD software, training and support, CLICK HERE to find out more details about our Entrepreneur Program.

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