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Development of an Electric Golf Club Cleaner

Josefsson, David LU (2018) MMKM05 20181
Product Development
Abstract
This master thesis is based on the need for an efficient and user-friendly cleaning device adapted for golf clubs. The background and the idea for this project comes from the author himself, who is an experienced golfer. The market need is determined partly from a market research and partly from an interview with a former employee at a golf club. Both the commercial and private market shows an interest of a new improved cleaning device. The goal of the project is to develop a product that meets the market demands. Two concepts were built, first, a simple concept to ensure the functionality of the cleaning method where rotating brushes cleans the face and the sole of the club. The second concept, the proof of concept was constructed with a... (More)
This master thesis is based on the need for an efficient and user-friendly cleaning device adapted for golf clubs. The background and the idea for this project comes from the author himself, who is an experienced golfer. The market need is determined partly from a market research and partly from an interview with a former employee at a golf club. Both the commercial and private market shows an interest of a new improved cleaning device. The goal of the project is to develop a product that meets the market demands. Two concepts were built, first, a simple concept to ensure the functionality of the cleaning method where rotating brushes cleans the face and the sole of the club. The second concept, the proof of concept was constructed with a water tank, a brush driven by a small electric motor and an Arduino. The brush starts automatically when a club is inserted and by inserting the club in two different directions, both the sole and the face is cleaned. The second concept was tested and evaluated with inputs from potential users where the result came out positive with a cleaning rate of 88% in average. Once a working system was built and tested, the work went into phase two, where the goal was to develop a final product design that would serve as a consumer product. The final design consists of three main parts, a water tank, a cover for the electronics and a removable lid to easily clean the washer. The brush is driven by a standard 12v DC Worm motor which is triggered automatically by an IR Sensor. The washer can also by adding mounts to it be used on golf cars. The next step and suggestion for further development is to build and test the final design in a user environment. (Less)
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author
Josefsson, David LU
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MMKM05 20181
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Product development, golf club cleaner, consumer product, development process
language
English
id
8956661
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2018-08-22 16:02:45
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  abstract     = {This master thesis is based on the need for an efficient and user-friendly cleaning device adapted for golf clubs. The background and the idea for this project comes from the author himself, who is an experienced golfer. The market need is determined partly from a market research and partly from an interview with a former employee at a golf club. Both the commercial and private market shows an interest of a new improved cleaning device. The goal of the project is to develop a product that meets the market demands. Two concepts were built, first, a simple concept to ensure the functionality of the cleaning method where rotating brushes cleans the face and the sole of the club. The second concept, the proof of concept was constructed with a water tank, a brush driven by a small electric motor and an Arduino. The brush starts automatically when a club is inserted and by inserting the club in two different directions, both the sole and the face is cleaned. The second concept was tested and evaluated with inputs from potential users where the result came out positive with a cleaning rate of 88% in average. Once a working system was built and tested, the work went into phase two, where the goal was to develop a final product design that would serve as a consumer product. The final design consists of three main parts, a water tank, a cover for the electronics and a removable lid to easily clean the washer. The brush is driven by a standard 12v DC Worm motor which is triggered automatically by an IR Sensor. The washer can also by adding mounts to it be used on golf cars. The next step and suggestion for further development is to build and test the final design in a user environment.},
  author       = {Josefsson, David},
  keyword      = {Product development,golf club cleaner,consumer product,development process},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Development of an Electric Golf Club Cleaner},
  year         = {2018},
}