So I recently got a commission from a friend to design a quick release steering wheel. At first I wasn't going to do it because well I have no idea about cars but I thought what the heck and decided to give it a go. When I started doing some designs for it, I really had no idea what I was going to draw. I'm so used to drawing guys with big swords and guns that this came as a bit of a shock to the system.
The first port of call was to look at camera stands. I always remembered playing with the adjustable stands and thought the locking mechanisms on it could be easily repurposed to create a quick clipping mechanism, which would secure a steering wheel to the dashboard. After a bit of doodling I soon started to get into the flow of ways to make a quick and easy to use locking mechanism, looking at all sorts of things from pipe locks to sliding locks.
The final piece came pretty easily in the end, I was actually surprised at how much fun I had designing the steering wheel itself, when you don't have to worry about anatomy and perspective as such you can really let your creative juices flow! I've rambled on far too long now so I will let the pictures do the rest of the talking, also as a little hint of what's to come is that all this product design has given me a huge inspiration for my next project so stay tuned. Till next time!