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 […]

Sharper Image – Fogless Mirror

A rendering of the Sharper image fogless mirror. This is a side view showing off the half spherical mirror attached to a magnetic base and three buttons the device has.

When Merchsource approached Pump Studios, they wanted to design a shower mirror that could eliminate steam on the glass, play music, light up, and have a wide range of adjustments. As a shower-installed product, the device also needed to meet stringent sealing requirements.The first challenge was to reduce fogging on the mirror in a steamy shower environment. […]

Sharper Image – Spastudio Shower Caddy

This is a close up of the shower caddy in a shower, showing off three layers of the shower caddy.

MerchSource approached Pump Studios with a desire to improve the shower caddy category of tension poles. One of the biggest challenges was providing an adjustment/locking mechanism that did not violate competitive patents. Accessories that mount to the pole must also be easily adjusted without impacting the tension pole position. Pump brainstormed different ways to adjust the […]


The Pebbl meditation chair at a 3/4 angle. There are three cushions on the chair, two gray and one white, the pebble logo is in the middle of the top one.

The Pebbl is the first physical product developed by Soul Sparks Collective. The Pebbl is a posture-promoting floor chair designed to comfortably bring you in contact with your surroundings and allow you to focus on the moment, while sitting comfortably in various meditation poses. Pump worked with Soul Sparks Collective and their design partner to design, prototype, and […]


A rendering of the Lancer IBD BOLD 30i soda machine with all of the tray, nozzles and side pieces separated from one another.

Lancer Worldwide has been making beverage dispensers for over 50 years. The IBD BOLD 30i is their first modular beverage dispensing product. The touchscreen LCD interface allows users to select from up to 24 brands of different soft drinks. It has an integrated icemaker and navigation pad to ensure ADA compliance. The dispenser is also a connected […]

Smart Shower System

A rendering of the Shower Stream with the shower nozzle removed from the wall piping to highlight the combining attachments to both pieces.

Shower Stream solves behavioral water waste in hotel showers. The founders of this local startup recognized that small behavioral changes can yield massive savings in water and energy for the hotel environment. By sensing the shower occupant, and the water temperature, Shower Stream’s Smart Shower System automatically shuts off if the water is up to temperature […]

SPAN Drive

A rendering of the Span Drive mounted outside on wood siding with the bottom and front panel away from the wall mount showing off internal features.

SPAN is bringing artificial intelligence and smart technology into the home. The SPAN Drive is their next step in this ecosystem, allowing users to charge their EVs with energy collected from their roof-mounted solar arrays. The system also allows scheduling vehicle charging during off-peak hours when grid-supplied electricity costs are typically lower. As an outdoor product, the SPAN […]

M1 & G1 Micro Docks

The Micro Dock for the iKey is sitting upright to highlight all the plug ins and port, while the tablet is laying on its back, highlighting the ports that correspond to the dock.

After the success of the Jumpseat Keyboard, iKey saw an opportunity to provide expanded IO and charging for the M1 and G1 tablets, without the overhead of the full keyboard. Pump was able to highly leverage the attachment architecture from the keyboards, to develop secure docking solutions with expanded connectivity. Because the attachment mechanisms were developed […]

M1 Jumpseat Keyboard

The iKey G1 keyboard and the Panasonic tablet attached, open to highlight the keyboard.

Following the success of their G1 Jumpseat keyboard, Ikey returned with the difficult challenge of attaching a rugged keyboard to Panasonic’s smaller M1 Tablet. Pump developed a concept for easy, tool-less attachment mechanism. The mechanism employs a novel pivoting hook, and sliding cam to engage the tablet. Like the G1 Jumpseat keyboard, the M1 keyboard is resistant […]


The iKey PDRT, a mounting screen that mounts a tablet on the back. The PDRT has a key on the right side locking in place the Panasonic tablet.

iKey worked with Pump to develop the world’s first display with a built-in dock, the PDRT, designed exclusively for the Panasonic FZ-M1 Toughpad. The display, a daylight readable, capacitive touch screen, is designed to mount in a vehicle, and giving maximum capability to the 7” M1 tablet. To allow for secure docking, and easy removal, Pump […]