- Identification of a problem
- Conceptual solution or improvement
- Physical prototyping of product (trial & error)
- Proving of concept
The problem Team Fibonacci encountered with current 4 piece herb grinders, is that they are "Bulky" & "Unwieldy"
Bulky: "Taking up much space; large and unwieldy."
Unwieldy: "(of an object) difficult to move because of its size, shape, or weight."
Due to a circular diameter and vertically stacked compartment design:
- Grinding compartment
- Processed herb compartment
- Pollen / keif compartment
4 piece grinders are wide and thick. Certainly NOT compact, portable and pocket sized.
In the modern age, all products follow the rule of miniaturization. Lets look at Microchip's, an entire devises circuitry can be scaled down into a finger sized microchip. In horology or mechanical watchmaking, it has been a periodic quest and marvel to see large clocks scaled down over time, to eventually fit within a wrist watch.
Surely the same thinking should be adopted for herb grinders!?
THE SOLUTION / IMPROVMENTS
In terms of miniaturization, It became apparent that any scaling down of the overall volume would result in loss of functionality and decrease storage capacities. The volume had to stay the same, yet the compartment layout required a radical re-design.
There are 4 major innovations in the Fibonacci Compacts design:
- Magnetic glide in/out side storage tray & magnetic storage lid
- Patent pending internal mechanism
- Flip out embedded hand crank
- Easy grind, Low friction central axel spin
These design innovations, have resulted in a 2.44 Inch diameter grinder, with a 3cm thickness and no loss of functionality or loss of volume. Making the Fibonacci Compact the worlds thinnest 4 piece grinder with a 2.44" diameter, buttery smooth, high torque grinding operation, perfectly fluffy and even herb consistencies.
3D CROSS SECTION ILLUSTATION
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