TMBR Scooter is driven by a vision to revolutionize the world of e-scooters by crafting top-notch frames and redefining their overall design. Our goal is to make e-scooters:
- Sustainable as possible: We prioritize the use of bamboo and wood in the construction of our frames and forks, harnessing the regenerative power of these materials. By utilizing renewable resources, we aim to minimize our environmental footprint and contribute to a greener future.
- Deeply rooted in Europe: We proudly produce and assemble our frames and forks within Europe. By supporting local manufacturing and leveraging European expertise, we ensure that our scooters embody the quality and craftsmanship synonymous with European standards.
- Remarkably repairable: We prioritize the use of high-quality materials, coupled with interchangeable bicycle parts. This commitment allows for easier repairs, extending the lifespan of our e-scooters and reducing unnecessary waste. We firmly believe that a repairable product is a sustainable product.
At TMBR Scooter, our passion lies in creating e-scooters that not only embody exceptional performance and style but also contribute positively to the environment and local economies. Join us on our journey as we redefine what it means to ride an e-scooter.
Creator and Prototype Designer
Scooters and e-scooters have been part of the cityscape for several years. But they all look the same and hardly differ from each other externally. While the bicycle market offers all kinds of colors and shapes, there is hardly any choice on the scooter market.
Katrin Batko, a dedicated scooter and e-scooter builder, has been involved in the industry since 2015. Her expertise lies in optimizing frame geometry based on principles from bicycle mechanics, with a focus on creating the best driving experience for TMBR Scooter users. By combining her knowledge gained from her education in User Experience Management and Bicycle Mechatronics, along with practical experience in prototyping at fablab Happylab and work experience in the urban bike industry, she has contributed to the development of TMBR Scooter.
The result is the first folding wooden e-scooter with locally manufactured frames and forks in Vienna.
Training as a bicycle mechatronics technician and 3D modelling courses
Learning the basics around the bike: frame geometry, basics of electrics and electronics, machine elements, etc.
3D modelling of the scooter frames in Rhino and Fusion 360.
Building the first prototypes at the Fablab Happylab
First attempts at the CNC milling machine and 3D printer. Experiments with wood types and 3D printing filaments.
Participation at the Distributed Design Residence Programm
Revision of the frame design and development of a folding mechanism
Completion of the first functional prototypes in two frame variants
Ivy One – manoeuvrable, with a lightweight aluminium steering tube.
Ivy Two – stable steering, with a load-bearing double bridge fork for transporting loads
First presentation of the prototypes at Maker Faire 2023 and Vienna Up Shetech X Vienna Business Agency | How women shape the future
Start of the Vienna Business Agency start-up grant
Development of a business and financial plan, search for cooperation partners and investors.
All parts of the scooter frames and forks were made in Happylab using CNC milling machines, 3D printers, laser cutters and many other machines and tools.