2019 / Lund University

Clampa is an autonomous luminaire that provides a comforting light in outdoor situations like food trucks, festivals, kiosks or your own garden. 

A portable light that follows you wherever you go with a good grip and a battery that lasts more than 12 hours.  Designed for flexible usage by any street food market it locks in place with a special key to ensure safety to you and your customers

2019 / Lund University

Clampa is an autonomous luminaire that provides a comforting light in outdoor situations like food trucks, festivals, kiosks or your own garden. 

A portable light that follows you wherever you go with a good grip and a battery that lasts more than 12 hours.  Designed for flexible usage by any street food market it locks in place with a special key to ensure safety to you and your customers

What I learned

  • Working with the machinery of a metal workshop, specifically lathes and drilling

  • Designing for CNC machining

  • The challenges behind the design and the manufacturing process 

Project information

3 month project as part of the Master of Industrial design program at Lund University.

Exhibited at the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair 2020.

A LIGHT DESIGNED FOR STREET FOOD MARKETS

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But how does clampa work ?

Street food started in Asia, is massive in America, and now Europe’s getting a taste of the action too. The street food revolution took grip of London and spread throughout the nation. And now it’s everywhere. These days, cities look to street food to develop their night-time economy, kick start entrepreneurship and create a tourist destination. Street food revitalizes city centers. It rejuvenates out-of-favor markets. It brings people together. That’s why we love it. Right now you can find street food and drinks at markets, at special events, in disused warehouses, at food festivals, and on the high street. The lightning however in this flexible places is usually poor, fixed, and impractical to use. Clampa is specially designed for these occasions in order to create a great experience both for the buyer and the user.

Inspiration videos

 FOR SECURING THE LIGHT!

Brief  - find a suitable scenario to design and manufacture a battery-powered lamp using a single LED.

Soldering  - Connecting electronic components together

During this project, we were instructed on how to solder. The battery, the led light, the power button, the driver, had to be soldered together in the right way in order for the light to work. A paper sheet guide us on each step and on the best way to do it. The most challenging part was to understand the process of soldering and keeping the components in place inside the base. 

Working in the Metal Workshop

Creating the Final Prototype

More than a month was spent to physically create our final prototype. The basic materials we used were metal rods and pipes which were milled or lathed by us and the base was CNCed at school. Working inside the metal workshop familiarized us with the machines and helped us to better understand the differences between the design process to the physical making of a product

Our design started with sketches followed with 3D modeling which we later tested by creating simple prototypes. Wooden and plastic pipes were the basic materials  we used to create these prototypes together with 3D printed parts, screws and springs

Process - Sketching & modeling

Clampa

Clampa was created with care and a lot of work. Huge experience for both me and my partner.

 

Our first experience with the metal workshop of our school inside Lund University where we learned the differences of the design process to the making of a product, the challenges, and the alterations we needed to do throughout this whole process. We were taught how to use the machines of the workshop, the milling machine, the lathe, the drilling, and many more. We understood the way a CNC machine works and the right way to build our 3D models.

 

A great product that gave us a lot of experience for the future

 

This is Clampa!