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SET UP THE CHALLENGE

8 DIVERSE PEOPLE

1 INSTRUCTOR

12 WEEKS

1 GOAL BUILT A RIDEABLE PROTOTYPE OF A COMMUTER BIKE


WEEK 1-2 RESEARCH/ IDEA SKETCHING

FIELD TRIPS

RESEARCH

INTERVIEWS

GROUP DISCUSSIONS

IDEA SKETCHES

LECTURES


WEEK 3 CONCEPTS / ESTABLISHING CRITERIA

POSSIBLE CRITERIA FOR THE BIKE BUDGET SAFETY STORAGE EFFICIENCY SIMPLICITY LOW MAINTENANCE PERSONALIZATION SECURITY PARKING STORAGE EASY TO MOVE PORTABILITY MULTI TRANS BIG STORAGE


WEEK 4 REFINING OF THE CONCEPT CHOSEN CRITERIA FOR THE BIKE: Crank-forward seating position Hidden drive train 20” wheels


WEEK 4 SEATING MOCK-UP


WEEK 4 HARD POINTS


WEEK 4 FULL SCALE PROTOTYPE

FULL SCALE DRAWING

FULL SCALE PROTOTYPE


WEEK 5 CONCEPT PRESENTATION

FEEDBACK: + PROTOTYPE IS TOO BIG AND NOT USEFUL >BUILT A RIDEABLE PROTOTYPE + THE SCENARIO OF THE COMMUTER IS NOT CLEAR > REFINE THE CONCEPT + DESIGN IS NOT EXCITING YET > REDESIGN


WEEK 5-6 RIDEABLE PROTOTYPE

PICTURES


WEEK 5-6 RIDEABLE PROTOTYPE

CONCLUSION: + THE BIG IS TOO BIG > CHANGE WHEELSIZE + BACK SUPPORT CAN BE MORE MINIMAL > CHANCE FOR AN INNOVATIVE DESIGN + THE HANDLING IS VERY IMPRACTICAL > NEEDS TO BE IMPROVED


WEEK 5-6 RIDEABLE PROTOTYPE

RESULTS: + EFFICIENT PEDALING, BECAUSE OF BACK SUPPORT + HANDLING IS MUCH BETTER, STILL NEEDS TO BE IMPROVED + NEW SEGMENT IN BIKE MARKET: COMPACT CRANK FORWARD


WEEK 5-6 IDENTITY OF THE BIKE WHAT IS OUR IDENTITY? WHAT SEPARATES US FROM THE REST? WHERE IS OUR INNOVATION? + COMPACT CRANK FORWARD = NEW CATEGORY

+ HIDDEN DRIVETRAIN

+ GOOD VISIBILITY

+ SMALL OVERALL SIZE FOR A CRANK FORWARD

+ COMFORTABLE SEATING POSITION

+ SMALL PACKING SIZE WHEN FOLDED

+ BOTH FEET ON THE GROUND


WEEK 7 DESIGN DECISION

STRAIGHT DRIVETRAIN

TRANSFER HUB


WEEK 8 FINALIZING THE CONCEPT

CHARACTERISTICS ONE SIDED FORK IN THE FRONT AND THE REAR 20” WHEELS HIDDEN DRIVE TRAIN TRANSFER HUB FOLDING HANDLEBARS LOCKING SYSTEM COLLAPSING SADDLE INTEGRATED LIGHTING IN THE FRAME CARBON FIBER FRAME


WEEK 8-12 CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING

BOTTOM BRACKET


WEEK 8-12 CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING TRANSFER HUB


WEEK 8-12 CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING REAR HUB


WEEK 8-12 CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING STEERTUBE AND FOLDING MECHANISM


WEEK 8-12 CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING

HANDLEBARS


WEEK 8-12 CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING STORAGE


WEEK 9-12 MACHINING AND ASSEMBLING


WEEK 9-12 MACHINING AND ASSEMBLING


WEEK 9-12 MACHINING AND ASSEMBLING

PEDALING INTERFERENCE


WEEK 9-12 MACHINING AND ASSEMBLING

NEW DESIGN TRANSFER HUB MOVES FARTHER BACK SEAT POST MOVES UP ON THE MAIN FRAME SEAT STAY SHORTENS, MAIN BODY LENGTHENS


WEEK 9-12 MACHINING AND ASSEMBLING


WEEK 9-12 MACHINING AND ASSEMBLING


WEEK 9-12 MACHINING AND ASSEMBLING


WEEK 9-12 MACHINING AND ASSEMBLING


WEEK 9-12 MACHINING AND ASSEMBLING


WEEK 9-12 MACHINING AND ASSEMBLING


WEEK 9-12 MACHINING AND ASSEMBLING


WEEK 9-12 MACHINING AND ASSEMBLING


OVERALL TEAMWORK

Erik Askin Mike Eng Hemi Manshroff Harrry Niemann

Ashley Rozier Krisa Ryan Nick Tomlin Adrian Waibel


OVER ALL APPRECIATION

A BIG THANK YOU FROM THE TEAM TO: MICHAEL BERESFORD FOR BEING A GREAT TEACHER SPONSORS FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT XIMEDICA LEGEND BICYCLE OUR CRITICS FOR GIVING US CONSTRUCTIVE AND HONEST FEEDBACK MATT KRESSY CHRIS BULL ROO TRIMBLE

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