Notify: Multi-Purpose Sensor Design Blind

Contest Closed
Description:
Notify is an intelligent multi-purpose sensor that determines occupancy and activity in an environment. Notify's target audience is home owners so the device must be both functional and elegant. Notify uses deep learning on data streams from over 12 different sensors in order to determine occupancy and classify activities in a given environment. The aim of this contest is to develop a robust enclosure design for Notify that satisfies the requirements listed below. Pictures of the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) are attached below and include both front and back views with annotations indicating each sensors location. The PCB is 60 mm long and 50 mm wide, so the design should accommodate that size.

Design Inspiration based on current motion sensors available on the market: drive.google.com/open
Wants:
Aesthetically pleasing, minimalist, functional design that meet the criteria in the attached document. Please refer to the document for more details.
Don't Wants:
Design that does not accommodate the considerations outlined in the document.
Ask for Sample:
No
Company Logo:
Yes
Software:
  1. SolidWorks (2018)

Entries

#4 Notify Sensor- Elegant design by Bstang
Hello, this is my basic design for the Notify sensor. The front screen is the cloth material same as a google home, which allows for minimal sensor obstruction. It can be replaced with a translucent plastic as well. I need more content for for your exact requirement. Please message me if this is something you're looking for or if any changes you want in the design. Thank you
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Jul 17, 2018 19:47
#3 Concept 3 - adjusting for more contemporary design by Decker
Here is my last entry to your contest as an example of contemporary design. I have no idea without having a conversation, what the design intent really needs to be and how a user of this device will intend to use it. Hope you enjoy the entries and hope you end up finding what your looking for.
Regards, Jamie
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Jul 11, 2018 21:19
#2 Concept 2 - Ready for Design Review by Decker
I prepared a second entry into your contest. This example I tried my best to work with the constraints of the board design layout which dictated approximate location for the sensors. I did change the type of USB connection I assume for charging and placed it on the side edge of the board. I am a designer fully capable of adding customer intent and additional detail needed for standoffs, snaps, draft, and fasteners for the internal design. Consider hiring me and we can explore those options together. Thanks!
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Jul 11, 2018 4:52
#1 Concept for input - sensor case by Decker
I was wondering if you looking for designers to aid in the selection of the sensor array your determining or whether you have already selected the size and types of sensors already? I did notice that it was not specified what side of the device you wish to position the senors? Can they be on the back and front? Another observation is maybe you want to accentuate how the senors are displayed? I assume case size maybe a factor you may want to specify as well. Anyway, I have attached a simple image and step file for my attempt. I would like more input from the customer maybe even dimensions for the electronics that go inside.
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Jul 7, 2018 18:25

Discussion

aldrinc

Buyer

Thu, 26 Jul 2018 18:14:47 +0000
This contest is closed.

aldrinc

Buyer

Tue, 24 Jul 2018 22:10:35 +0000
Hi Ankit I don't have a CAD design. Sorry!
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 04:00:22 +0000
Hi Aldrinc!
Can you attach CAD model of PCB? (If possible)

aldrinc

Buyer

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 20:34:11 +0000
We cannot cover the EMI, Thermal, and RGB sensors with a cloth as then they cannot function.

aldrinc

Buyer

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 20:32:36 +0000
1. It is to provide the power on/off button? On PCB I see "reset" and "boot" ;
- Boot is the power on/off. Reset is to reset the device to factory.

2. Please specify the power and debug LEDs location on PCB;
- You can place them where you want and we will modify the case design to match - I do not want them in front of the device however because it will be obtrusive and this device needs to be out of mind.



3. Does the PIR sensor require a specific fringed lens or sufficient thin PE plastic lenses?
- Thin PE lens works

4. Can the EMI, Thermo Cam and RGB sensors be covered the same thin lens as the PIR sensor?
- No - the EMI thermo and RGB cannot be covered by PE lens

5. Does the case must have AC in and AC outlet connectors?
- I am moving to USB-C instead of AC outlet connectors so design with a female USB-C port (like bottom of iPhone) in mind.

7. Is the device used only in the wall plugged position?
- This device should have a mount so that it can be used in other positions.

8. Pleas specify EMI senosrs model, I need his dimensions.
- See the sensor V2 document attached which has sensor specifications.
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:51:57 +0000
Hello,
I want to participate in this competition and have a few questions about Notify's design:

1. It is to provide the power on/off button? On PCB I see "reset" and "boot" ;
2. Please specify the power and debug LEDs location on PCB;
3. Does the PIR sensor require a specific fringed lens or sufficient thin PE plastic lenses?
4. Can the EMI, Thermo Cam and RGB sensors be covered the same thin lens as the PIR sensor?
5. Does the case must have AC in and AC outlet connectors?
7. Is the device used only in the wall plugged position?
8. Pleas specify EMI senosrs model, I need his dimensions.

Sincerely

Antanas

aldrinc

Buyer

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 21:40:56 +0000
1. Where's the thermal camera sensor located? Is it on separate module?
- the Thermal camera is located on the board - I am open to recommended placement on the board.
2. Is it powered by battery or A/C inlet?
AC Outlet
3. If powered by battery, what type and size?
N/A since its AC outlet
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 04:46:59 +0000
Questions:
1. Where's the thermal camera sensor located? Is it on separate module?
2. Is it powered by battery or A/C inlet?
3. If powered by battery, what type and size?
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 13:53:42 +0000
POWER, TX, RX etc (red on PCB), are these LEDs?
If so, do they need to be visible?
If not, are there any LEDs that need to be visible indicating on/off or other conditions?
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 05:28:44 +0000
Just saw the spreadsheet, Don't worry about the sensors
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 05:22:28 +0000
Hey there, Can you specify the Thickness of the PCB so that the mounts it fits snug in the enclosure.If you can, please provide the Dimension constraints for the enclosure. The Placement position and the dimensions of the sensors, on the enclosure would be a lot appreciated.
Mon, 09 Jul 2018 12:42:53 +0000
Thank you

aldrinc

Buyer

Sun, 08 Jul 2018 22:44:44 +0000
I have uploaded higher resolution photos. Thank you for the feedback!
Sun, 08 Jul 2018 17:39:19 +0000
...and which one the power button is + the diode :)
Sun, 08 Jul 2018 14:11:56 +0000
Hi, please provide a PCB picture with better resolution...very hard to read component descriptions
Thanks

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