IQS Design Study – Andres Garcia

We proudly announce a design study, made by the spanish university IQS under Prof. Andres Garcia. It is the university of our alumni team members Jordi and Bernard.

Students made a design study in order to make their ideas of possible modules more tangible. You can see a frozen yogurt machine, with a cooled yoghurt dispenser and a topping module. In another study, there is a dispenser of “disparillos” and other sweets to decorate the product. In video 4/8 you can see an animated dispenser with different toppings and a mixer.

All the Mi5 team congratulates the students at IQS for their great work. We hope to collaborate further on this topic, and would love to build a module together.

Keep up the awesome work!

Ps.: Please note that video 2/8 cannot be watched in germany, since there is a GEMA conflict :-/

Packaging, a new use case in MI5

After an intensive brain-writing, there is a long fight between our different amazing ideas and what we can develop with 5 months and 5 motivated students.

Well, you can have lot of brilliant ideas, but what is the most appropriate direction to choose the best one? How we can be innovative and reasonable with the new project?

Let’s break down exactly how we decided the new use case, based in the actual “Showcase MI5” for a plant food, we handle cookies, cocktails and creams. Taking a look the industry, one of the most big challenges is package food products and then we ask ourself: Why not?

We started to sketch our ideas of packaging thinking about the possible materials, for instance, the first model referent to plastic material with thermoforming technology.



Moreover we sketched the second model in the direction to package products in general, with carton, modeling this material and creating carton boxes.


Our next step is decide what of these two models will be the definitive one, if you want give us your feedback, don’t hesistate to write a comment, we are glad to receive it. We hope you enjoy with our sketches.


Funktionale Sicht der HMI

Um dem mechatronischen Ansatz in unserem Projekt gerecht zu werden, arbeiten wir mit digitalen Skizzen.

Für die HMI ist es entscheidend, die relevanten Akteure in der Gesamtwirkungskette zu identifizieren, und anschließend den Informationsfluss darzustellen. Dies ist meist nicht mit nur einer Grafik schaffbar. Um einen Überblick zu erhalten sind verschiedene Sichtweisen notwendig, zum Beispiel die Sicht des Anwenders, des Wartungsingenieurs, und andere.

In dieser Phase gliedert sich diese Skizze eindeutig zur Initialphase, und Anforderungsspezifikation.