Alfred's Mic's Design Contest

Contest Closed
Description:
Alfred's Microphones wants to create the worlds first Modular Microphone.

The goal is to create a condenser microphone with interchangeable capsules and circuitry for different studio recording applications.

Design requirements:

1. Capsule/ head piece must be removable.
2. Circuitry must be removable.
3. All removable parts must be easy and quick to assemble.
3. All removable components must be lockable onto the microphone body for stability and durability.
4. standard male XLR connection for base
5.Circuitry isn't being designed here, just the process to easily interchange the interior circuitry and head piece/capsule without any rewiring involved for the microphone user.
Wants:
Alfred's microphones is a company that believes in customizability and ease of use with it's customers.
Everything should be hassle-free, and intuitive to use. Esthetically I would prefer the microphones to have a vintage, 1920's American design structure.
Black and white colors are used for the Alfred's Mic's Logo.
Simplicity and smooth design is preferred over all else.

I recommend starting with the structure of a Neumann U87i design and reverse engineer from there.
Don't Wants:
No electrical designing necessary, otherwise the sky is the limit.
I also don't care which software you use to do it.
Software:
  1. 3D Studio Max
  2. Adobe Illustrator
  3. Autodesk Inventor
  4. Creo

Entries

#5 ClaRed by Kalaiyarasan
Makes sense in exploded view.
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2016-09-08 10:34:49
#4 Alfred's Mic's Version 2 by Clementina Francisco
This is another version, sleek and simple. I would like to add the logo but I need more information about it, how does it looks like, or at least the shape that you prefer for placing it. FYI the body, upper and lower ring have their respective internal/external threads for assembly
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2016-09-01 02:06:13
#3 Microphone Version 1 by RyanB
Here is a base design with exploded view to understand assembly and manufacturing. The white space is where the logo will be wrapped around the part. Materials as a whole have not been defined I haven't done the necessary research, If the design is chosen I will relay to you all the intimate details. Everything is interchangeable with no rewiring required only plug-ins. Let me know what you think looking forward to your response.
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2016-08-31 18:28:28
#2 Yet another microphone by Konstantin
Preliminary design of a microphone with capacitive sensor. Easy to put all parts together. You may find more pictures attached incl. exploded view.
If you like the model, contact me.
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2016-08-27 12:18:33
#1 Alfred's Mic's by Clementina Francisco
This is design is inspired by the Neumann U87i microphone as you request it with a vintage look, all parts are easy and quick to assemble, the only thing I’m missing is the logo, if you attach it I can put it in the red ellipse.
Regards
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2016-08-27 02:06:33

Discussion

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:55:04 +0000
Hello there.
This is very interesting task. However not being directly connected to your industry it is quite difficult to imagine what exactly you mean.
Would you please provide following:
1. Your web site in order to see what your previous microphones are.
2. Inspirational pictures.
3. The types of microphones you wish to see in a range of modular microphone system.
4. Show what circuitry looks like
5. Alfred's Mic's Logo
Thank you in advance.
Anton.

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