02 Aug Linky 2.0 updates: New Electronic Compartment
One of the most innovative features of the new Linky 2.0 is the electronic compartment.
In the old Linky, the structural compartment was where the PCB (printed circuit board) and battery pack were installed.
In this new Linky, we thought about sustainability and customer service.
We designed a new compartment with two components:
- The structural component: this part is directly connected to the wooden deck (as you can read in the previous article here).
- A plastic structure in which to install the PCB – motor control and battery pack.
The reasons we arrived at this solution are as follows:
As can be seen in the image below, we designed two aluminum caps that will increase heat dissipation, one for the PCB and one for the battery pack.
IMPROVED IP GRADE
This solution will enable us to increase protection from water and dust infiltration.
MORE SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT AND EFFICIENT CUSTOMER SERVICE
The customer will be able to remove the tub if it is damaged and ship it to us for repair, without having to ship the entire skateboard – saving time and carbon footprint.
Once the customer is finished with Linky, they can send it back to us and we can remove the damaged parts without having to throw away the entire product. This will be a game changer for reconditioning and giving the product a new life.
You can find a short interview with Paolo Pipponzi, our CTO and co-founder, here 👉 https://t.ly/cz013