Company: Hypergiant
Role: Creative Technologist
Tools: Python3+, C, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Electronic Components, 3DS Max

Project Holobook

May 17, 2019

A task was set out to create an alternative and future-forward method for presenting or showcasing to future clients that stepped away from the typical Keynote/Powerpoint presentation decks.

As creative technologist on this project I was responsible for all electrical engineering aspects, 3d asset creation, as well as integrating multiple microcomputer systems into one executable package. A large portion of our initial design had to rely on portability - and due to the nature of the low power useage rquired to run the entire experience we ended up driving the power in its entirity with a single small form portable power supply outfitted with AC/DC and USB Power outputs.

The first version was quickly put together in just less than two weeks where we were able to identify a plethora of improvements based on the initial size of the briefcase and layout of electrical componants. Finding the best solution, and one that could ultimately be scalable if we ever decided to go beyond our initial design and swap in and out new components, was to build each aspect into modular groups. This would allow us to potentially cater to a specific client and the domain of which that work would reside so the experience would resonate more effectively.

Working closely alongside the R+D Project Manager, Davis Saltzgiver, we devised a design and fabrication plan to push the second iteration of the case with identified improvements. These necessary updates to the case design really drove home the lasting effect of the visual aesthetic and functionality. The final piece of polish was creating a sizzle video showpiece, which involved a high fidelity 3d asset I was fortunate to create and working with Christopher Dick, Hypergiant's resident VP of Design / Special Projects, to generate the video.

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