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30 Aug 2018

Alumnus crowdfunds to bring invention to market

Alumnus Ross Weir has turned to crowdfunding to help produce his new invention, the Oid.

Made of stainless steel, the Oid is a combination of art and engineering, which aims to add a dash of creativity to desks around the country. The design also aims to aid stress-relief and concentration.

The product is in two parts joined together by magnets. The pieces can change shape and be used as a handy yet soothing object to have on your desk. The Oid is designed by Weir&Wolf, a company founded by Ross and his wife Emma.

Produced using a precision investment casting process, the product is made using the same foundry and materials as Bentley’s famous ‘Flying B’.

Ross graduated in 2003 with a BSc in Sports Technology. Weir&Wolf’s Kickstarter campaign is aiming to raise £5,000, with the view to design and produce more versions of the Oid. You can find out more online.

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