Ricardo Verheul
Ricardo Verheul
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Husqvarna IR-701

Husqvarna IR-701 Infrared Thermometer. Result of the parametrics course at Umea Institute of Design. the design language of the 701 motorcycle was used as input for the design of this Infrared Thermometer concept.

Husqvarna

IR-Thermometer

4 weeks | Individual | 2018 | Umeå Institute of Design


Project

Re-design an infrared thermometer for a brand of your own choosing.

Use all the internal components of the donor product and create a working prototype of your design with these components.

Challenge

Restricted by the internal components of the donor product and a design window of 18 hours before jumping in to CAD made it more challenging.

3D printing all parts and assemble them into a working prototype was something I really enjoyed.

No Screws: I gave myself the additional challenge of not using any screws to assemble the product.

Result

The Husqvarna IR-701 is a homage to the resent launched Vitpilen and Svartpilen bikes by Husqvarna motorcycles.

The IR-701 is a great tool for any motorcycle or dirt bike racer. The ones that fine tune the bike by making temperature sensitive adjustments and in need of instant temp. read outs.

Celebrating the 701 design language this IR-701 thermometer will be a perfect addition to any tool set.


THE BRAND

 

For the brand I picked Husqvarna motorcycles, or more specific the new line of road bikes, as my source of inspiration.

 
 

THE PROCESS

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The donor product.

Biltema Non-contact Infrared Thermometer

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Product analysis.

Analyzing the current product for smart construction and engineering solutions.

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Re-use of components.

Using the existing components to create a working prototype in our final design lets us deal with relevant design challenges.


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Component layout

Trying out different component layouts and rough contour sketches to get a general idea of the direction. In the end I continued with the “gun” archetype layout.

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Product exploration

Trying out different material splits for the hand grip.

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Key sketch

The final sketch before entering CAD. The sideview was used as an underlay in SolidWorks. Not sketching the backside gave some challenges during the CAD process.

 

CMF EXPLORATION

As part of our course we had a guest lecture about CMF design, for this meeting we prepared three CMF proposals of our product.

Since Husqvarna motorcycles nowadays is part of the KTM Group I decided to create the CMF variations within this group.

 

Husqvarna

motorcycles

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motorsports

KTM

motorsport


 
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Final prototype assembly (1:41min)