We test our ideas and build prototypes quickly at our own lab, it took some time to get going but having all the tools on premises makes development a breeze.

 

With our new products the software development is just part of the process and many iterations are done with testing the physical product and then changing the software accordingly based on the test results. With physical products there are always things that come up only when testing the device in actual use, sensor readings can be different based on the environment and interference in use, cold conditions kill the batteries too quickly, shocks to the product body damage some chips too easily etc.. this is a never ending battle against the forces of daily use of our products.

 

In our current project this means that we have to integrate the device into the bicycle frame, wire the attached modules like cameras, sensors and electric locking mechanism to it and then do testing and continue the development based on it. Bad choice of a single component can render the whole product useless so continuous testing is needed.

 

We design the casing, connectors and create new customized versions of existing accessories to fit our products where we need them. The physical product needs to work in unison with the code and usually this means quite a lot of testing as well.

 

Among the basic tooling in our labs we have:

- Photon DLP 3D Printer

  • For tiny but precise parts

  • Resin based 3D printer with hardening by UV light

  • Minimum 25 micron, 0.025 millimeter layer heights

  • Minimum 47 micron, 0.047 millimeter X/Y print resolution

  • Multiple resins, transparent, glow in the dark etc

- Laser engraver and cutter

- Dremel station, machines and flexible fine tools for precision work

- Vacuum pump and vacuum chambers for mold making (+ silicon mold materials)

- Carbon fiber air filtering and ventilation system

- Prusa i3 MK3S 3D FDM printer with MMU2S

  • For bigger, less accurate parts, cases and customized accessories

  • Multi-material 3D printing, allows using water soluble support materials to create 3D models which would not be possible to print otherwise

  • Electrically conductive filaments

  • Transparent filaments

  • PLA, ABS, PET and Flexible filaments for different structural needs

  • Smooth texture PEI surface

  • Build area of 25 cm x 21 cm x 21 cm

- Flashforge Guider IIs

  • Bigger, precise parts that can be used in end products

  • Up to 300℃ extrusion

  • Encased build area of 25 x 28 x 20 cm

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