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  • Year: 2019
  • Client: QelviQ

In the recent years we have been co-working on a pretty exciting device to help drinking wine at the perfect temperature. We integrated the Internet Of Things into the wine industry: The QelviQ Personal Sommelier.
Data collection, algorithms, outstanding electronics and thermo electric development are harnessed in world’s most silent smart wine cooler.
The downloaded app (created by Aptus) determines the perfect drinking temperature of your wine, based on the picture you take from the label on the bottle. Electronics (developed by Fynman) manage the cooling equipment within the cooler.
Thermodynamics (developed by Cool&Energy Consult) have been optimized for different sizes of bottles and different use cases of cooling.

Smidesign focused on the design and mechanics of this beautiful IoT product. We knitted together all the different disciplines to make the setup work. Many prototypes were made, many things were learned during extensive testing, ameliorated and prototyped again. But credit where credit is due: It was the multidisciplinary team that saw this development through.
Summer 2018 the QelviQ Personal Sommelier was successfully launched at its own crowdfunding event.
 Smidesign is now taking care of high volume production for this game changer, to be able to hit shops fall 2019.

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breadboarding solid state cooling 2
breadboarding solid state cooling
Breadboarding the thermodynamics 01
Inhouse 3D printing parts
Diagnosting the thermodynamics
Intermediate decisionmaking