Year: 2015 ■ Time span: 2 months ■ Type: concept - school project
Recognition: DESIGN.S 2016 - featured project, poster exhibited
The main motivation of the project was to create a compact compressor that will be stable while working. A dynamic curved silhouette reminds of an expansion of the air stream after leaving the pressure vessel. An U-shaped air tank provides inner protected space for placing an electric engine, an air compressor and all other mechanical components.
A durable ABS plastic top cover encloses the air tank and covers the components from dirt. In the rear part there are ventilation ribs that allow the emitted heat to escape. Large tubeless plastic wheels with rubber tread in the rear together with plastic damping ribs with rubber pads in the front are absorbing the vibrations of the engine and the compressor, thus avoiding shocks to the mat. For easy handling with the machine, the portable compressor has a retractable handle for movement. The control knob and gauges are contrasty yellow and located on the top of the cover for easy spotting and access. The air tank is also yellow colored as the caution of the high pressure inside.