Finalizing the second protoype, which is optimised for easier manufactoring and more robust.
Green concept award
The beehive has been honored with the Green Concept Award at the "Internationale Handwerksmesse 2019" in Munich. b.suite is perfectly fitting to the award's requirements, due to its nature inspired and ecological design.
The idea and vision of b.suite is now available on the website. This was an important step in getting forward and also receiving feedback.
The next generation is drawn and waiting for implementation in order to be able to test it. The second draft has many optimizations to make it easier to produce.
Back to CAD
Learning's from the first model are essential to drive the concept further. That's why it was an important step to go back to refine the product even more.
After a long time of preparation and model making, I proudly presented my work at the FH Joanneum.
Part of my master thesis was to build a lifelike model of my design. Besides final ergonomic tests, I will use this model for exhibitions.
An outlook for my concept should include the connectivity of beehives. In the beginning I only measured the temperature and humidity with an Arduino. The concept idea is a beehive sharing system, which distributes tasks with the help of NFC, GPS and an associated app.
The idea was implemented by using CAD programs. Here, a lot of detailed work is integrated to finally meet all requirements for the hive.
I used sketches to quickly visualize ideas and to be able to evaluate them in advance. The package has served as a reference to draw a functioning design.
The feasibility of new arrangement was tested using a prototype. Thereby many ideas can be integrated and improved. From these test I could finally develop a product, which works without compromises.
With the help of thumbnails quick ideas of different technical solutions are drawn to develop a solution-oriented arrangement.
In an ideation workshop several concept ideas were developed. After evaluating them I focused on the winning idea, which was the beehive.