Jonny has been designing and making things all of his life.
Starting in his backyard at home in Somerset as a kid, and through college in the late 90’s where he was designing Halogen bike lights for mountain-biking the dark winter nights. At uni he studied manufacturing engineering, and design a passively cooled silent computer, then moving to Cornwall he started a company called “Driftwood Skateboards” where he made some of the best composite slalom longboards available and are still being enjoyed today.
In more recent years, he has been worked on multiple micro-hydro installations in Wales, and played a key role in developing a digital Braille display (launched in 2019) for Bristol Braille Technology, a laptop-sized electromechanical display with around 1,000 moving parts.
Over the 2020 pandemic lockdown, he started to explore a project that had been on the back burner for a while… fire!! With time on his hands he played about with ways to make burning a sticks and wood a more reliable way of cooking food while out on hikes and walks. Playing about with clockwork mechanisms and micro steam engines wasn’t too successful, but eventually came up with a design that kicked the competition out of the water! Enjoy.