How might we empower unexperienced users to confidently use a screwdriver?

Precision Screwdriver with Guidance

 

Wouldn't it be nice, if you could start a model making hobby without worrying, that you cannot use the tool properly? Aino is a screwdriver for beginners and average users. With light and sound feedback it guides you until the screw is perpendicular to the surface you want it to be turned into. Literally everyone can use Aino.



Umeå Institute of Design // Parametric modelling course // Consumer tool // 5 weeks // Single project

 
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How can I turn a screw perfectly into the wall?

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INTERACTION

Light feedback enables the user to a controlled usage. The outer circles indicate when the screwdriver is angled in a wrong position and not perpendicular to the surface. If the middle ring lights up, your screwdriver is in the perfect position.

 
 

Brand analysis - What is the brand DNA?

 

Creating the screwdriver AINO

 

Building a functioning prototype

Analysing components and re-organising

Analysing components and re-organising

3D printing the screwdriver shells

3D printing the screwdriver shells

Cleaning and preparing for painting

Cleaning and preparing for painting

Soldering inner components for screwdriver

Soldering inner components for screwdriver

Assemblying components

Assemblying components

Final result

Final result

 

COLOR AND TRIM

The new "Quantum" line from FISKARS is focusing as cork as a handle material. It is a very suitable material to this concept due to its comfortable feeling.

 

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