Who we are

Ripcord Designs is an electronic product development consultancy based in Hertfordshire, UK.
We specialize in helping other companies take their product ideas from concept to reality. We are equally at home taking on the entire design or helping overcome a single technical challenge. 

Our team has decades of experience designing high tech electronic products and software solutions for some of the most demanding applications imaginable, from medical devices to Formula One racing.  Over the years we have also built up a network of trusted partners including contract manufacturers and specialist consulting engineers, enabling us to provide a wide range of services to our clients. 

Management Team


 Managing Director

Adam has been designing embedded products for over 20 years. He has worked in both the UK and USA for companies such as Formula One Management, Panasonic and L3 Communications, and designed products including smart heating controls, medical devices, television cameras and wireless video, audio and data systems.

Before founding Ripcord Designs, Adam was responsible for setting up a new broadcast products business for L3 Communications, where he held the position of Director of Engineering. Learn more about Adam's work and background on his Linked-In profile.



Project MAnAger & Accounts

Christa has a background in retail sales, international mobility and international higher education. She was Assistant Director of the International Office at the University of Baltimore, before moving to the UK. There her experience included global mobility for staff, faculty and students. Christa was an adjunct faculty member at the university and has experience teaching Multi-cultural Awareness and working with the MBA programs Cross Cultural Communications workshops.


Meet our Newest Engineer

We are glad to welcome Kirti Yadav to our team of consultants at Ripcord Designs as an embedded design engineer. She holds a Masters of Engineering in electronics and telecommunications. Her background is in IoT development in the smart energy sector and she has an interest in wireless networks and smart automation.

Embedded Design Engineer: Kirti Yadav

Embedded Design Engineer: Kirti Yadav


What Our Clients Say

Ripcord has been invaluable in our journey from prototype to production models of our streaming service. Adam and his team consistently deliver top quality custom hardware and software for us and we look forward to working with them on future projects.
— Gordon, Prowire Sport
Adam and the team at Ripcord have provided a very professional and diligent service in the complex design of our new hardware solution. The project has required flexibility whilst the specification was being finalised, and patience with re-working the design upon our request. The communication and time management has always been excellent, and Ripcord will continue to be a valued supplier to Bodytrak in the future.
— Leon Marsh, Bodytrak

Learn more about our clients and design work.


Ripcord Designs is based in Hertfordshire and in the summer of 2018, we founded the Herts Tech meetup group to help connect the local tech community. Less than 6 months later we have close to 200 members and have held several fantastic meetups.

If you live or work in Hertfordshire and are interested in tech, from electronics and IoT to robotics and coding, join us for an informal, free and relaxed meetup. Most meetups are in St Albans while others are guest hosted in other Hertfordshire towns. Go to Meetup to join or learn more about our meetup.

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