Winter Kit
       
     
Snow Brush
       
     
Snow Shovel
       
     
Snow Shovel - Sketch Development
       
     
Snow Brush - Sketch Development
       
     
Snow Brush - Development
       
     
Snow Brush - Development
       
     
Snow Brush - Development
       
     
Snow Brush - Development
       
     
Snow Brush - Prototypes
       
     
Snow Brush - Prototypes
       
     
Snow Brush - Development
       
     
Snow Brush - Prototype
       
     
Snow Brush - Foam Prototyping
       
     
Snow Shovel - Prototype Development
       
     
Snow Shovel - Prototype Testing
       
     
Winter Kit
       
     
Winter Kit

A glamour shot of the Winter Kit Tool set for surviving cold icy, snow filled winters. All are made with Ash handles, injection moulded plastic, or die cast aluminum and closed cell foams.

Snow Brush
       
     
Snow Brush

Snow Brush glamour shot in it's typical use, cleaning a windshield covered in snow. Ash handle, injection moulded holder, and a blend of closed cell foams for the brush.

Snow Shovel
       
     
Snow Shovel

A glamour shot of the Snow Shovel. - Ash Handle, with either injection moulded plastic or die cast aluminum.

Snow Shovel - Sketch Development
       
     
Snow Shovel - Sketch Development

Sketch development and visualization process.

Snow Brush - Sketch Development
       
     
Snow Brush - Sketch Development

Sketch development and visualization process.

Snow Brush - Development
       
     
Snow Brush - Development

Preliminary sketch models of brush handle and bristles.

Snow Brush - Development
       
     
Snow Brush - Development

Quick mock-ups of the handle made in our shop. Also we test heat forming different closed cell foams.

Snow Brush - Development
       
     
Snow Brush - Development

Further refined quick mock-up prototypes testing sizes, forms and different types of foam. At this stage we can begin to test functionality with moving around sand in a sandbox, which we built in our office. Fun!

Snow Brush - Development
       
     
Snow Brush - Development

We thought leather might be a good material to use instead of plastic and foam. We tried many prototypes and combinations but didn't reach the quality level we anticipated, so we documented our failed results and moved on.

Snow Brush - Prototypes
       
     
Snow Brush - Prototypes

Turned Ash handles, 3D Printed holder, CNC flash cut foam profiles.

Snow Brush - Prototypes
       
     
Snow Brush - Prototypes

Turned Ash handles, 3D Printed holder, CNC flash cut foam profiles.

Snow Brush - Development
       
     
Snow Brush - Development

This is a nice snapshot collage of our development process. Sketches, materials, sketch models, prototypes, fasteners and a lot of learning and documenting.

Snow Brush - Prototype
       
     
Snow Brush - Prototype

This is a breakdown of the current design. Ash handle, FDM 3D Printed holder, Brass threaded insers, Neoprene blend and EVA foam brush profiles, Flat head hex screws. 

Snow Brush - Foam Prototyping
       
     
Snow Brush - Foam Prototyping

This is a collage of many different types of closed cell foams and profiles we tested.

Snow Shovel - Prototype Development
       
     
Snow Shovel - Prototype Development

This shows our process from sketch models to realistic Epoxy based SLA 3D printed prototypes. Sketch models quickly help us determine basic sizes, shapes and volumes of the products we design.

Snow Shovel - Prototype Testing
       
     
Snow Shovel - Prototype Testing

Here are 2 prototypes we 3D printed. They are being tested in a sandbox in our office. The sand helps us simulate snow.