"IT ALL STARTED IN THE 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 trough the use of several rapid prototype models. Verifying the 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 TYPE 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 CHANGE IN SHAPE AND FUNCTION
"THE NEED OF EXPLORATION"
THE WHEEL HAS BEEN THE BEST COMPANION IN TRANSPORTATION
"THE EVOLUTION OF THE WHEEL FOR TODAY'S DEMANDS"
Space efficiency is defined as the relationship between the income and benefit generated by a particular Floor space and its cost. The objective of optimum space efficiency is to achieve the maximum of benefit with the minimum of area.
In the past years the wheel is been improve with personalization and engine to improve the way of moving of global travelers.
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 was initially conceived for a planetary mission on Mars, and 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.
LUNAR ROVER WHEEL
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
"The target is to create a vehicle that takes us back to the basics of a physically engaging but with an automotive quality in terms of materials and technologies."
"FIRST 3D MODEL STUDIES"
SUBDIVISION IN SEGMENTS AND NEW GEOMETRY
STUDIES OF FORM AND FUNCTIONALITY
SERIES OF 3D MODELS TO ACHIEVE THE BEST COMPACTNESS AND ICONIC SHAPE OF FOLDED WHEEL
PROPORTION AND ERGONOMICS
ACHIEVING THE BEST PORTABILITY AND USE ON TROLLEY AND CART WITH TWO MODULAR SIDE WHEELS
"FIRST ROUGH MODELS TO MAKE IT REAL"
FIRST PHYSICAL MODEL STUDIES
First full scale model to study proportion and mechanism.
UNFOLDED PAPER MODEL
Rough paper model developed for improving the unfolding mechanism.
WOOD & METAL PROTOTYPE
Handmade working prototype with folding and unfolding mechanism.
TYRE SECTIONS DEVELOPMENT
Studies to improve the tyre design and gaps between segments.
Final development of the main folding and unfolding mechansim. Smooth and solid in opening and closing the wheel.
First fully working handmade prototype . Construct 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 fix the target of design definition.
First 3D model of the selected mechanism.
UNFOLDED SIZE DEVELOPMENT
3D research to achieve the best compatcness and solidity.
COMPACT DESIGN FORM
Achieving the best compact configuration and usability.
STYLE AND DETAILS DEFINITION
First working prototype to study the solidity and usability of Revolve.
Rapid prototype model used to verify the feasibility and reduce the number of components.
Fully working prototype for testing locking and unlocking mechanism and minimization of space when folded.
FINAL WORKING PROTOTYPE
Final prototype with all smooth finish to the component parts and fully woking in most of bicycle and wheelchair designs.
FULLY WORKING PROTOTYPE TESTED ON BOTH BICYCLES AND WHEELCHAIRS
A perfect representation of what Revolve will looks like in our streets.
DETAILS AND FUNCTIONALITIES
1 - Magnetic Key removal from the central hub..
2 - Locking & Unlocking action with the magnetic key.
3 - Rotational and locking components.
4 - Airless tire designed to fit Revolve and guarantee a lightweight and practical wheel.
5 - Revolve in action.
6 - Wheel integration on a standard wheelchair.
7 - Full 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