The Opportunity:

There’s no denying it, the world of home brewing is growing ever more popular and complex. Our client had created a device—a mechanical thermometer—that already did a decent job at helping home brewers maneuver through the brewing process. But time marches on, and as society leans increasingly on new, improved technology to make our lives easier, our client recognized an opportunity to improve their customers’ experience.

Digital Home Brewing Thermometer parts
Digital Home Brewing Thermometer
Digital Home Brewing Thermometer parts
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Our client wanted to offer their customers options: they envisioned this new thermometer as an electronic, digital model that could communicate with a smartphone to guide home brewers through the process much more smoothly and efficiently. In essence, they wanted the device to act as a personal, digital brewing assistant. So, they came to us to help create this bluetooth-enabled thermometer—one that would offer a much better customer experience and would allow for lots of add-on features.

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Process and Product Details

  • Mechanical Design – With stainless steel temperature well and mechanical and electrical attachments; USB connection from temperature sensor to plastic housing
  • Electrical Design – Able to calculate temperature ranges to high degree of accuracy
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Mobile App Integration
  • Injection Molded Plastic
  • Swiss Machined Components
  • Modularity – Thermowell created in two sizes, with an option to connect to USB extension; technology developed can be used in future projects
  • Prototyping
  • Domestic and International Sourcing
  • Light Assembly – Final assembly and all testing done in-house
  • Testing – Before and after app integration
  • Retail Packaging – Designed in-house, then coordinated with supplier overseas
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Complexity Level