Redesign of an infra red thermometer

4 weeks  |  Individual  |  2018  |  Umeå Institute of Design


“Re-design an infrared thermometer for a brand of your own choosing”.

Use all the internal components of the donor product and create a working prototype of your design with these components.


Restricted by the excisting internal components and a design windows of 18 hours before transitioning into CAD and them 3D printing all parts for the working prototype  made this a challenge I really liked.

What if… I could assemble this product without the use of screws. This was the additional challenge I gave myself to strive for. In the end I managed to completely assemble the working prototype without using screws.


The Husqvarna IR701 is a homage to the resent launced Vitpilen and Svartpilen bikes by Husqvarna Motorcycles.

Taking key elements of the design language resulted in this thermometer design, celebrating the renewed Husqvarna Motorcycles design language.

The IR701 is a great tool for any motorcycle enthusiast and will be a perfect addition to any toolbox.

The process

The donor product

Biltema, Non-contact infrared thermometer.

Product analysis

Analyzing the current product for smart construction and engineering solution as well as identifying key components

Re-use of components

Using the existing components to create a working prototype in our final design lets us deal with relevant desing challenges.

Component layout

Trying out different component layouts and rough contour sketches to get a general idea of the direction. 

Product exploration

Since time was limited we couldn’t iterate endlessly so once decided for a direction it was time for material splits and visualizing material differences.

CMF variations

Husqvarna motorcycles

Key sketch before moving into SolidWorks.

Husqvarna motorsports

CMF variation for the motorsports branche.

KTM motorsports

CMF variation for KTM motorsports.

How its made, Design for manufacturing

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