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The FLUX Blowpipe works by stimulating the condensation of moisture within the Blowpipe, and harnessing the condensed moisture through a difference in pressure in an absorption chamber.
Condensation is absorbed by a non-toxic and reusable silica desiccant before reaching circulation in the bag.
The FLUX Blowpipe drastically prolongs the lifespan of the instrument before moisture takes effect and in turn reduces the risk of pipers lung disease.
The FLUX Blowpipe is universal to every Bagpipe and is compatible with both natural and synthetic bags, thus does not require a zipper-bag or inner tube for use.
It does not interfere with the sound of the Bagpipe or restrict airflow.
The FLUX Blowpipe does all this whilst remaining aesthetically identical to the traditional Bagpipe Blowpipe.
Robbie is the inventor of The FLUX Blowpipe, and has a credible reputation as a successful piper, engineer, and entrepreneur.
As a piper, Robbie has played for Grade 1 Scottish Power Pipe Band since age 15, and has had a successful career as a solo piper thus far. Winning the Grade 1 British Championship title in 2018, and closing the main stage at ‘T In The Park’ music festival are his proudest achievements.
As an Engineer, Robbie has the title as the United Kingdom’s most innovative young engineer, having won the MTA TDI Challenge competition which is a national competition for young inventors. He is now studying Engineering at the University of Strathclyde.
He is recognised as a rising entrepreneur as the winner of Scottish Edge’ Wild Card and Creative Edge competition where he secured a five figure investment for the development of The FLUX Blowpipe.
Skill and experience across the globe allowed Robbie to identify an international struggle with moisture for Bagpipers, and solve it.