Shane Washburn · Designer

Shane helps clients find answers to their product design needs. Clients often come to Sparkfactor with a list of design requirements and desires. Shane’s job is to balance all of these needs and wants while keeping the end customer in mind. His veteran experience ranges from industrial design to building remotely operated submarines. His extensive background give Shane a flexibility to engage clients’ needs from many directions, which in turn help him find the best customer solutions.

Previously, Shane lead teams of engineers and technicians to build custom remotely operated vehicles (ROV) at Deep Ocean Engineering. This work included industrial design, mechanical engineering, hands on fabrication and assembly, field deployment, and customer training. He has also worked with a cutting edge R&D team for Sealed Air Corporation (a global packaging company).

During Shane’s professional career he has been named in several patents, including:

·20050039606 - System and method for brewing beverages.

·20100330330 - Expandable foam sheet that locks in expanded configuration

·Pat. Pending - Device for measuring light for photography

·Pat. Pending - High flow one way valve for self contained breathing apparatus

Shane has also participated in multiple engineering competitions. He built a 150 lb walking robot to participate in robotic combat, competed in three junkyard build challenges on a TV show called “Junkyard Wars,” and worked with a team of four fabricators to complete a junkyard creation in just 10 hours.

Shane Washburn received a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Design from San Jose State University. Received a Design award from IDCA for a prototype kayak. Most recently, he worked with an internal team to launch a 1050% successful Kickstarter project called Luxi.

You can follow Shane's work here.

150 pound displacement remotely operated vehicle

Robotic Pick and Place robot for Automated Vending Truck

Housing for Underwater Life Support system

The Steampunk Tree House- designed for burning man.