Design Challenge pt 2

Libertad's Box cut in half with the 2D CAD version.

In preparation for our two junior interns this summer, we tested their design challenge on ourselves. It was a rush, getting through all the steps of the design process; brainstorming, sketching, CAD, prototype iteration all in just one week to match Amrutha’s and Valeria’s short time with us. We originally gave the Pump Studios team […]

Pump Studios’ Design Challenge

Amrutha and Valeria holding their 3D printed tool boxes.

In May, Pump Studios took part in the Ann Richard’s, School For Young Women Leaders, junior internship week.  We had the opportunity to host two high school juniors and provide them with real-world work experiences in an educational context. Throughout their week with us, the two girls were tasked with creating a “toolbox” that held at […]

Meshify Defender Sensor

The Meshify Defender Sensor puck sitting on a white surface.

Meshify (a subsidiary of global insurance company HSB), builds IoT technologies that predict and prevent property and equipment risks. Key to this endeavor is a suite of sensors that can monitor various environmental parameters (temperature, humidity, standing water, etc.) and relay this information to the cloud to allow for proactive actions to protect property in […]

Lettuce Grow

A close up of 4 of the Lettuce Grow Farmstand outside, which have different lettuces and greens growing in them. The Front Farmstand is in focus, the back 3 are not.

From farm to store, produce can lose 50% of its nutritional value. Lettuce Grow originated out of the desire to make growing sustainable food available to everyone. Pump Studios has collaborated with Lettuce Grow from their beginnings, engineering both the original Farmstand and the Farmstand Nook. Lettuce Grow has been positioned as a leader in […]

The Farmstand Nook

A rendering of the Farmstand Nook being torn down to show how all the pieces and wire slot together.

The original Farmstand by Lettuce Grow brings fresh harvests to any home with 4 square feet of sunny outdoor space (or indoors with the addition of Glow Rings). The Farmstand Nook is primarily designed for indoor use and brings the Lettuce Grow experience to an even larger audience, and has an even smaller footprint. Like […]

Brane X

The Brane X speaker being held above a table.

Brane Audio entered the audio world with a revolutionary new technology that will transform the speaker industry. Brane has fundamentally changed the architecture of the loudspeaker itself for the first time in over 100 years. The electrodynamic loudspeaker was first developed in 1921 and embodied the fundamental components of a Stationary Magnet, voice coil, suspension […]

CES 2023

Abhi Shah, Raiza Newberry-Quiroz, Moxie the robot and a serving cat robot in front of a CES board.

We recently had the opportunity to witness some of the most spectacular displays, experiences, and hottest products at CES 2023. Although we didn’t see anywhere close to everything, we found that our favorite exhibits used automation to solve human problems. Below are our top exciting things that you might have missed. ROBOTICS: RapidPlan by Realtime Robotics […]

Greg Kinney

Greg Kinney in a black polo and glasses smiling in front of dark brown wood.

Greg grew up in Las Vegas, NV before attending Loras College to play Men’s Volleyball and obtain his engineering degree. After moving to Texas and working in both the pressure vessel and flight simulator industries, Greg earned his Masters in Mechanical Engineering from UT-Austin. In his free time, he enjoys playing beach volleyball, woodworking, and […]

Spot Defender

A rendering of the Boston Dynamics Spot robot with the Trimble spot defender mount and laser attached to it's back.

The Spot Defender is a rugged mount that allows the Trimble X7 3D laser scanner to be remotely operated on the back of a Boston Dynamics Spot robot. There were several key requirements needed for a successful marriage of these technologies. The mount needed to properly position the X7 relative to all of the other accessories potentially […]

The Continuous Refinement of Product Requirements

An illustration of four boxes labeled product on them are on a conveyor belt. Inside the conveyor belt as the gears are a symbol of time, a brain, a paper that says req (short for requirements), a diamond, and a money symbol.

So, you have a great idea. The next thing you want to know is how long will it take and how much will it cost to bring it to life? Most clients who come through our doors at Pump Studios have these questions. The answers require factoring in many variables, but the first step is […]