"IT ALL STARTED IN 2014"
| 3 YEARS OF DEVELOPMENT |
| 100+ 3D MODELS |
| 10+ PHYSICAL PROTOTYPES |
"REINVENT A TIMELESS PRODUCT WITH THE NEEDS OF TODAY"
Andrea Mocellin created the original patented design for the folding wheel in 2015.
The patented mechanism is been reach after years of several hundred 3D models and dozens of physical prototypes in order to get the most efficient and accurate folding mechanism. The mission was to build the most compact wheel ever made. Timeless foldable products, robotics, universal joints and Omni wheel for their extremely modular and timeless functional design inspire its creation.
BRAINSTORMING AND FORM RESEARCH
Analyzing form and function to achieve the best compromise between mechanism and aesthetics.
HOBERMANN PRINCIPLE STUDIES
A Hoberman sphere is an isokinetic structure capable of folding down to a fraction of its normal size by the scissor-like action of its joints.
RAPID PROTOTYPE TESTING
Developing the most effective mechanism through the use of several rapid prototype models. Verifying solidity and feasibility of Revolve.
"A FOLDABLE WHEEL AND VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SUCH A WHEEL"
Foldable wheel including a double hub, a rim with rubberised sectors, and spokes pivotly connecting each hub with the sectors of the rim. The sectors of the rim can be figured, starting from an extended condition of forming the wheel in which the hubs are mutually approached, in a collapsed condition in which the hubs are mutually spaced apart along the wheel axis. The spokes are pivoted to the hubs substantially on the wheel axis and in the collapsed condition the sectors of the rim extend longitudinally between the two hubs.
"SUITABLE FOR ALL TYPES OF TROLLEY OR CART WITH THE HELP OF SIDE WHEELS"
"VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH SUCH A WHEEL"
"THE CHALLENGE TO CHANGE A TIMELESS PRODUCT"
THE UNIVERSAL WHEEL, A TIMELESS PRODUCT NEVER CHANGED IN SHAPE AND FUNCTION
"THE NEED OF EXPLORATION"
THE WHEEL HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE BEST COMPANION IN EXPLORING NEW SPACES
"THE EVOLUTION OF THE WHEEL FOR TODAY'S DEMANDS"
A folding bicycle is a bicycle designed to fold into a compact form, facilitating transport and storage. When folded, the bikes can be more easily carried into buildings, on public transportation, and more easily stored in compact living quarters or aboard a car, boat or plane.
The Wheel makes your bike an electric bicycle that synchronizes with your movements and amplifies your pedal power 10X. You go farther in less time, with less effort, and can get to places where you'd usually need a car.
An unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) is a vehicle that operates while in contact with the ground and without an onboard human presence. UGVs can be used for many applications where it may be inconvenient, dangerous, or impossible to have a human operator present.
Initially designed for bicycles, the Morph folding wheel by Vitamins Design measures 60 centimetres across and has a volume of 22 litres. When folded down, the 3.4 kilogram wheel measures 80 centimetres by 32 centimetres and has a volume of only 12 litres.
Omnidirectional wheels are poly wheels, similar to Mecanum wheels, are wheels with small discs around the circumference which are perpendicular to the turning direction. The effect is that the wheel can be driven with full force, but will also slide laterally with great ease.
Guardbot can operate in many demanding situations, as it can travel on paved road, off-road, sand, snow, sloped surfaces, and in water, where it can navigate upstream. Guardbot is designed for mission operations in broadcasting, surveillance, security, and detection.
Non-pneumatic tires (NPT), or Airless tires, are tires hat are not supported by air pressure. They are used on some small vehicles such as riding lawn mowers and motorized golf carts. Tires composed of closed-cell polyurethane foam are also made for bicycles and wheelchairs.
The tire is made of a woven mesh of zinc-coated piano wire to which titanium treads were riveted in a chevron pattern. This pattern kept the wheels from sinking into the soft lunar soil. The lunar soil proved harder than expected and the wheel treads left tracks about half an inch deep.
ROBOTIC MOBILITY PLATFORM
Today, mobile robot platforms are being developed across almost every industry in order to solve for a number of complex issues whether it is manufacturing, warehousing, research, military, law enforcement, agriculture, mining, etc.
TIMELESS AND SOLID PRODUCTS DESIGNED TO MOVE WITHOUT BORDERS
"FIRST 3D MODEL STUDIES"
WHEEL DIVIDED IN SEGMENTS - NEW GEOMETRY
STUDIES ON FORM AND FUNCTIONALITY
SERIES OF 3D MODELS TO ACHIEVE THE BEST COMPACTNESS AND ICONIC SHAPE OF FOLDED WHEEL
PROPORTION AND ERGONOMICS
MODULAR SIDE WHEELS USED TO ACHIEVE THE BEST PORTABILITY AND USABILITY ON BOTH TROLLEY AND CART
"FIRST ROUGH MODELS TO MAKE IT WORK"
FIRST PHYSICAL MODEL STUDIES
First full scale model to study proportion and mechanism.
UNFOLDED PAPER PROTOTYPE
Rough paper model developed for improving the unfolding mechanism.
WOOD AND METAL PROTOTYPE
Handmade working prototype with folding and unfolding mechanism.
TIRE SECTIONS DEVELOPMENT
Studies to improve the tire design and gaps between segments.
Final development of the main folding and unfolding mechanism. Smooth and solid in opening and closing the wheel.
First fully working handmade prototype . Constructed after several hours of work on testing every single detail.
First fully working handmade prototype . Developed to be used in both bicycle and wheelchair designs.
ENGINEERING 3D STUDIES
3D model used to define style and ergonomics.
3D research to develop the right geometry.
COMPACT DESIGN FORM
Achieving the best compact configuration and usability.
STYLE AND DETAILS DEFINITION
First working prototype to study solidity and usability of Revolve.
Rapid prototype model used to verify feasibility and reduce the number of components.
Fully working prototype for testing locking and unlocking mechanism to minimize space when folded.
Final prototype with all smooth finish, fully working in most of bicycle and wheelchair designs.
FULLY WORKING PROTOTYPE TESTED ON BOTH BICYCLES AND WHEELCHAIRS
A perfect representation of what Revolve will look like in our streets.
DETAILS AND FUNCTIONALITIES
1 - Magnetic Key
2 - Locking & Unlocking action with magnetic key
3 - Rotational and locking components
4 - Airless tire redesign to reduce weight
5 - Revolve in action
6 - Universal hub
7 - Fully working prototype
8 - Design into the smallest details.
"AN OPEN STORY FOR THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE OF THE FOLDABLE VEHICLES"
TO BUILD A BETTER MOBILITY WITH THE DEMANDS OF TODAY AND TOMORROW