Robotics, Mechatronics and Design Portfolio by Jack Marley McIntyre
Welcome to Machatronics!
This website is a portfolio of my work in the engineering design sector and my studies in computer, electronic, robotic and mechatronic engineering undertaken during my time as an Undergraduate and as a STEM Ambassador/Mentor.
Included is examples of work, employer testimonials and various areas of previous training.
Currently working as an Engineering Research Associate with the University of the Highlands and Islands Inverness Campus. My current responsibilities involve 3 projects within Engineering Technology:
Circular Economy in Engineering Technology, A project which aims to migrate Engineering Technology within UHI towards a circular economy framework and produce valuable data on the carbon footprint of the curriculum and campus
Hydro Ness Scaled, a collaboration project between UHI and Highland Council with myself tasked with creating a scaled representation of the Hydro Ness power plant that can be 3D printed and produced for awards and schools
STEM in the Highlands, using my prior stem background, I am representing UHI Engineering Technology in STEM projects around the highlands ranging from Inverness Science Week, guest lectures and in school workshops.
Prior to my position as Engineering Research Associate, I was the University of the Highlands and Islands as UHI’s first KTP Research Associate which started in December 2019. I was involved in the design and development of a low power electronic deterrence system for conservation factors which covered; electronic design, programming, 3D modelling, manufacture, procurement, project management and field testing as part of a 1 person team over the Covid-19 Pandemic into 2022.
My position also allowed me to work within two emerging colleges in the Highlands (Inverness College and Moray College) with extensive travel being routinely undertaken to on-site locations in Royal Deeside (Braemar & Ballater) and throughout the Highlands (Sutherland, Caithness, Torridon, etc.)
Prior to returning to academia, I was a Design Engineer and Product Engineer with Entrotec in Livingston, Scotland from October 2017 to November 2019. With Entrotec, I was part of a team of innovative and specialist design engineers while also having the flexibility to conceptualise, design, produce and bring new products to market. Likewise, there I expanded my skills with ventures into 3D engineering design and 3D Rendering.
Before Entrotec, I studied towards my Bachelor of Engineering in Computer and Electronic Systems Engineering, eventually becoming an honours alumni of Glasgow Caledonian University in the specialization of Robotics and Mechatronics of which only myself and one other student graduated from in the summer of 2017.
My work experience during this time ranged from a number of different professions. These ranged from work with; DHL in Customer Integration Support, a 10 week robotics research and training internship at Hochschule Merseburg (Germany) and finally my work as a STEM ambassador/mentor with Glasgow Caledonian University working on projects such as Smart Stems and Routes for All.
As previously mentioned, I developed a passion for STEM education, outreach and presentations. Currently, I am concerned in representing UHI Engineering Technology in STEM events around the highlands, to encourage engineering and design aspirations in the future students and graduates of the Highlands. Previously, during my undergrad, I organised and provided Robotics workshops and helped students consider their options post-secondary school. At Entrotec, that passion continued as I organised engagement with the local academic community and continued some of the work I have previously accomplished in STEM outreach, successfully participating as a judge in the West Lothian Stem Olympics and various STEM fairs.
Examples of Projects And Activities
University of the Highlands and Islands
Experiment Deterrent System
Eagle PCB Design
Fusion 360 and 3D Printing
3D Expanded View
3D Modelling via Fusion 360Design to PCB to 3D
Entrotec Ltd, Design Engineering and Product Engineering
3D Modelling via Solidworks
3D Modelling Training
Glasgow Caledonian and Hochschule Merseburg
Robotics Honours Project and Robotics Internship
Autonomous Vehicular Robot (Honours Project)Robotic Arm Server (Hochschule Merseburg)
Smart Medical Glove “Smegl” (3rd Year Bachelor Project)
Experiment Centre for Kids (Year 2 ‘DipHE’ Team Project)