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ITERATE Welcomes Daniel Bartlett

Daniel Bartlett joins the team at ITERATE Design + Innovation on the Jobs Growth Wales (JGW) programme. JGW is a Welsh Government European funded scheme that enables 16-24 year olds to ‘kick-start’ their career, and is intended to support the creation of 8,955 new job opportunities over the next 3 years right across Wales. Dan follows in the footsteps of Ross Johnson, who undertook a JGW placement with the company in October 2016; joining the design team on a full-time basis in April of this year.

Dan has recently completed a BSc (Hons) in Product Design at Cardiff Metropolitan University and hopes to further his academic interests at a later date by studying a Masters degree. Although a young graduate, Dan has a solid understanding of engineering design principles and has a particular interest in electronic prototyping using microcontrollers such as Arduino.

During his degree study, Daniel developed a modular wearable technology in the form of sew-on fabric patches. This product innovation used an induction charging system, allowing power to be delivered to the patches without the need for an integrated battery. Placing the induction charger inside a bag or piece of clothing, power could be transferred to the patch when located on the outside of the material. The benefits of this technology are that the battery can be easily removed, recharged and replaced without causing damage to the piece of clothing or bag.

During his time with ITERATE, Dan is keen to further his knowledge of electronic prototyping, 3D printing and designing products for high volume manufacture.