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…the evolution of Leocycle
Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone Black are all household names for the modern day entrepreneur, but are they actually a benefit to developing an electronic product? Or a headache for design consultants around the world?
A common enquiry that the sales team at Cubik Innovation receive is a product that has been developed using a microcontroller board, such as an Arduino, Raspberry Pi or Beaglebone Black, and they want to take it to market. One such case is the Leocycle.
Leocycle was designed as an early warning system. It monitors users water outlets for conditions which allow for bacterial growth, ensuring these risks are minimized before Legionella and other respiratory dieases have the chance to become dangerous.
The team behind Leocycle needed to know if their proposed idea would work in practice in a low cost, low impact way.
Leocycle breadboarded using an Arduino
In order to achieve this the team from Leocycle used an Arduino to try to understand their requirements and “learn their trade”. This allowed the specification to be developed and honed before committing to the expense of custom hardware.
This techneque is very powerful and allows rapid development of a prototype whilst keeping a low cost impact. Moving the development away from an open source platform before production protects the customer intellectual property – important from a commercial aspect.
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Speaking about the collaboration between Inductosense and Cubik Innovation, Founder and CTO Dr Chenghuan Zhong (Bamboo) stated: "It was great working with the knowledgeable and experienced team at Cubik Innovation. They always provide full support as well as useful and thoughtful advice to us, helping us find solutions for really difficult problems."
Geoff Jones, Aquabar Inventor: "It was a pleasure to work with Cubik on our project. Paul and Sam understood the concept at one meeting, and produced a solution filling the brief within two weeks which has enabled us to find a potential partner. We will certainly use Cubik for our production units later in the year, Many thanks."
Paul Davey, Associate Professor (SL) Plymouth University: "If you need a prototype developed to a high standard and on time you would be hard pushed to find someone better. They have highly trained, experienced engineers who get the job done."
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Damon Rand, Head Product Design: "Paul and the team have really helped us speed up the turnaround on our prototypes and assure the manufacturability of our designs. If you’re designing electronics in the South-West, then Cubik is a great choice for short-run manufacturing."