Multi-functional Power Tool – Sam Simpson

The final design solution is a multi-functioning power tool that is capable of carrying out several construction tasks whilst also simplifying existing tasks. The product features an ergonomic handle that best suits the target market, a battery dock and holder for charging the product, an interchangeable router base for reduced friction whilst routing materials, an adjustable motor housing for transforming functionality, spirit level for checking to see if the material is level, Scroll wheel for changing the motors RPM settings from drill to router and a laser dot for aligning the drill press function.

Initial research identified problems relating to hand/wrist constraints. The final product focussed on adjustability to address these issues. The unique advantage of the final product is to enable accurate perpendicular drilling in confined spaces using the pillar drilling (laser guided) function.