Psion Dacom – Gold Card ISDN adapter

Psion Dacom Gold Card ISDN Adapter engineered and modelled in Solidworks by Neil Taylor at Devon 3D CAD

Psion, in its heyday, was one of the best known consumer electronics brand in the UK. ¬†Owning one of their hand-held devices (Organiser or Portable Computer) had the same cachet as owning today’s most up to date Smart Phone.

I had the privilege of designing one of the many electronic accessories made by Psion Dacom, while freelancing at a London Design Studio. This small adapter allowed the hand-held Psion Computer to be connected to the internet. Everything was cabled in those far off days – no WiFi.

I designed this clam shell injection moulded casework. It was one of the first products I designed using SolidWorks 3D solid modelling software that I had just bought. I saw 3D modelling as the only way forward in 1997, and I have been proved right. I could not have made a living as a designer without SolidWorks.