Design of a modular motorcycle windshield wiper
Author(s)Boyd, Robert Allen Michael
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
David R. Wallace.
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Motorcycle windshield wipers are essentially non-existent in the United States. Customer and market research reveals a demand for such a product. This paper explores the product viability of a modular motorcycle windshield wiper. The design and manufacturing of an alpha prototype, customer and market research, material selection, appropriate form, and prototype testing are all documented. The design of the alpha prototype utilizes two switches and a flip-flop circuit coupled with an h-bridge to achieve the desired oscillatory wiper motion. Throughout the design size, power, form, and manufacturing are taken into consideration. The objective of the paper is to lay the groundwork for a successful product innovation.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2010.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 35).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology