Description:I am looking for the industrial design of a robot lawn mower. I would like a product that looks distinctive. There are two main components, a robot and a base station. I imagine the robot to be around 12" x 12" x 8". The robot can dock with the base station. I like the idea of a white, orange, or black design, with the simple robot's logo image: www.simplerobots.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/logo_inline.png
Here are some robot mowers currently on the market:
I've attached an idea I had of what this may look like, but I'm sure you can do better.
I will award the 1st place price ($1500) to the best overall idea that meets or only needs minor polish to meet all the requirements.
I will award the 2nd place price ($500) to the best idea from an innovative and distinctiveness standpoint regardless of whether it meets the requirements.
I will try to provide feedback as regularly as possible. I recommend starting with low fidelity ideas and getting feedback before refining them. Towards the end of the contest, I will run a survey with around 100 users.
I would prefer SolidWorks 2015, but am willing to deal with another format for a great design or designer.
This contest will be short. I understand if the final designs are a little rough as I expect to continue refining them (ideally with your help).
Wants:See above. For the 2nd place price, I will only evaluate based on how innovative and distinctive your design is.
I've tried to give a menu of options where possible for the full requirements. If any of these seems unreasonable, feel free to challenge me on the need for it.
The full requirements for the 1st place prize:
* Manufactured using injection molding with minimal mold complexity.
* The frame needs to have room for a small LCD touch screen, ideally behind a door that flips open.
* The frame will need bump sensors on the front and back, so should have some type of a bumper.
* There should be 2 drive wheels between 6" and 8" in diameter. They should be directly mounted onto motors that are 1" in diameter and 2.25" long.
* The 3rd support should either be 1 to 2 caster wheels 3" to 4" in diameter or skids.
* There should be 1 x 5"-6" blade, 2 x 4"-5" blades, or 3 x 3"-4" blades. When driving straight, the path of the blades should overlap between 0.25" and 0.5".
* The deck should include 1" more diameter than the blade and should sit 0.5" off the ground.
* The deck may be adjusted up 3" until the top of the deck is 5" off the ground.
* A 1.5" diameter and 2.5" length motor will attach to the deck above each blade.
* There will be cameras mounted around the height of the top of the deck in front and in back. The front camera needs an unobstructed view of a 4" strip in front. The back needs a and 2" strip behind the robot. Ideally this space would be inside the frame.
* When docked with the base station, the robot will need to charge using an electrical connection.
* The robot will need approximately 15 square inches of circuit board space between a front and back circuit board. The boards will need to be positioned based on the viewing requirements above.
* The base station will need approximately 6 square inches of circuit board space.
- SolidWorks (2015)
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