Dyson. It’s the wackiest vacuum. You know it is. It’s the off-orange/yellow floor etc cleaner with the spherical wheel. The object designer Adam Alpine is trying to accomplish is “to push a brand [Dyson] beyond its product genre maintaining the brands design principles.” To maintain the principles of a vacuum brand in a toy vehicle. What a lovely idea for a project!
Before I go further, I’ve got to mention this: if you are a design professor and have the opportunity, try a project like this one. To maintainin the principles of a brand in a product that has little to do with the brands original “main” product. One fabulous challenge.
In this vehicle, the rider lies forward on the front giant Dysonesque wheel. The rider pushes the handlebars forward, engaging the double planetary gear system -also used in monster trucks to increase torque for minimal power. The back wheels act as giant ball bearings allowing a hubless rear.
The feet. Your feet. Where will you put them. The back wheels, since they work on ball bearings, have that space in the center where the foot can sit. The hub-less wheel also incorporates a foot-actuated caliper break.
Designer: Adam Alpine