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    Garmin zumo The zūmo is Garmin's first motorcycle PND. The previous dedicated motorcycle units were big, clunky and only for the bike. This evol… Read More
    Garmin zumo The zūmo is Garmin's first motorcycle PND. The previous dedicated motorcycle units were big, clunky and only for the bike. This evolution of Garmin's popular C3-series PND and Garmin's well known rugged build quality brought new life to Garmin's motorcyle enthusiast consumers. Project goals: Waterproof design Touchscreen interface and four operating buttons Rugged, yet sleek design In-car and on-the-bike mounting solutions User-customizeable end caps Design a carry case for the unit Project responsibilities: Form development -2D sketching Form development -3D modeling (design patent) Form development -rapid prototyping Component placement/configuration Mounting solution (two utility patents) Test prototypes with bikers in the field Generate graphics for custom endcaps Work directly with Mechanical Engineering on manufacturablity of design details Review and present all progress with Senior Executives Generate 3D renderings for marketing materials Read Less
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This was a bit of a no-no to put online but it's been years so...
 
This is a vibration lab at Garmin.  We tested a competitor's motorcycle mounting solution against the one I came up with.  Results are fairly striking :)