Ceiling mounted antennaBlind

in Industrial Design Services held by TD
Contest Ended, The buyer is selecting the winner(s).
Description:
Hi, thanks for reading. We are looking to design a very simple, yet elegant plastic to house a small circuit board and antenna. it will need to mount to a ceiling tile, ceiling grid or with screws through some sort of mounting plate. (should have a magnet option) there should be a set screw or other mechanical method to connect from the antenna to the base. it's very likely this will be mounted nearby to one of these access points,www.arubanetworks.com/products/networking/access-points/550-series/ but we don't want to copy it, just be aesthetically pleasing and compatible. The PCB will be 2" round circle and I have 2 options for an antenna perpendicular to the PCB, first is 2-3/4 inches the second is 1 inch. the antenna will hang DOWN towards the floor from the PCB which shall be parallel to the ceiling. if the design appears much more pleasing with the shorter option that is preferred. I would guess 3" in diameter would be maximum. there will be a small USB cable exiting the side of the device, it would be nice if this had some sort of channel that held the cable in place in the event of accidental pull (strain relief idea) but mainly just so it didn't get unplugged by someone pulling on it. a 180 degree gentle radius on the channel may accomplish this? an s curve? the cable will be micro USB on one end into the PCB and regular USB on the other. the files received at the end of the project should be in a format easily viewed by our team without special software but should also be ready for the plastics tool maker to create the tool.
Wants:
we will evaluate this on simplicity of tooling and assembly as well as aesthetics. the design should be elegant in its simplicity.
Don't Wants:
i don't want anything that looks like half a ball glued to the ceiling. not a copy of the access points.
Ask for Sample:
we will 3d print samples in our office. please provide 3d printer compatible files.

Entries

#28 Turtle by andyt
Hidden design
the parts were vaguely described, so i did this vaguely, i can refine it perfectly to your taste if i have the components in hand. then i can design this exactly. Its a turtle :)
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Aug 4, 2020 22:09
#27 Ceiling And Table Mounted Antenna R-1 by Chaniago
Dear, TD
In accordance with the feedback you have provided, I will attach the following pdf file and other supporting files
Regards,
Chaniago
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Aug 4, 2020 18:18
#26 Concept 1 by studio701
Hi TD,
Apologies for the late submission.
Ill await your feedback.
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Aug 4, 2020 17:33
#25 Ceiling mounted antenna by umarc
Hello TD,
Please check attached 2nd concept with option of 1" antenna,
Let me know for any missing elements :)
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Aug 4, 2020 15:19
#24 Ceiling mounted antenn by sunand
Hi
Sir
part 3 & part 5 Those part will rounded type magnets used
If you Want any changes give me our valuble feedback
As soon as possible i will change your requirement
Thank You
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Aug 4, 2020 12:52
#23 Design by Shreyasp
Not got much time for this design
Hope you like..
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Aug 4, 2020 11:10
#22 The X Y Fi concept by Saurabhverma
This is the fourth entry for the contest, Trying to iterate more to make the concept look more elegant. Here also I am attaching all the STL files required to 3d print the parts.
I am also attaching some other rendered concept images like the responsive ball and the geodesic dome concept with this entry, please provide feedback on them also.
Thank you for the contest,
Regards
Saurabh Verma
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Aug 4, 2020 10:12
#21 User centered antenna ball by Saurabhverma
This is my third entry for the contest, the functional design remains the same but aesthetically it is made more elegant and user-centric. I am attaching all the additional STL files required for 3D printing.
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Aug 4, 2020 9:56
#20 ceiling_mount_7.stp by hannahdesigns
Redid my design per the antenna feedback.
Concept7cma_top
Concept7cma_bot
concept7plate
Also included screws / pcb board
thanks
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Aug 4, 2020 0:09
#17 Ceiling mounted antenna v3 by Rishi reddy
Hi TD,
This is my third entry for the contest. I have based my design on a 1 inch antenna setup and the micro USB hub at the bottom of PCB. All the fits are snap on and i provided 2 routing options for the cable, i.e one from the side onto the desk and other through a hole into the ceiling from the bottom, both secured by a S-routing to avoid accidental pulls. I have other cover options if you like the basic functionality of the design. The basic functionality remains the same with a new cover. Hope you like the design and will be looking forward for any comments/suggestions on design changes.
Thank you.
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Aug 3, 2020 19:41
#16 angular antenna housing by Akash Jayanthan
I'm providing the part files as well in case needed.
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Aug 3, 2020 15:41
#15 Angular Antenna Housing by Akash Jayanthan
I worked on a simple design involving screw holes to place the PCB, and a extrusion on the back of base for magnetic mounting purposes on the ceiling tile. I believe this design will complement the environment and the components it surrounds very well. The upper plate attaches magnetically to the base plate using magnetic strips. A hole is provided on the back for cables, apart from that a sleeve on the side for a cable that cannot be pulled or disturbed.
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Aug 3, 2020 15:31
#14 concept7cma by hannahdesigns
Quick conceptual concept for ceiling mounted antenna. Wasn't sure if the helix antenna was able to be seen or not, but that could be easily modified.
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Aug 3, 2020 14:51
#13 Ceiling mounted antenna by Saurabhverma
Here is a revised version of the Antenna, I have attached the 3d printable STL files with the submission.
A complete explanation is in the design guide. Please have a look and provide your valuable feedback.
Regards,
Saurabh Verma
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Aug 2, 2020 20:22
#12 Ceiling mounted antenna by umarc
Hello TD,
Please check attached concept with option of 1" antenna,
Let me know for any missing elements :)
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Aug 2, 2020 11:19
#11 Ceiling mounted antenna by Saurabhverma
Hi TD,
Here is the basic functional concept for the ceiling-mounted antenna design. I have explained each point in the attached guide pdf. please have a look at it and provide your feedback. I'll submit more working designs with all the functionalities and aesthetics before the deadline.
regards,
Saurabh Verma
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Aug 1, 2020 17:10
#10 Ceiling mounted antenna v2 by Rishi reddy
Hi TD,
This is a revision to my first entry with changes in cover with wider ribs for better tooling. I also rendered the cover appropriately in a single color keeping in mind the manufacturing process.
Thanks.
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Jul 31, 2020 11:32
#9 Ceiling mounted antenna v1 by Rishi reddy
Hi TD,
This is my initial entry for the contest. I have based my design on a 1 inch antenna setup and the micro USB hub at the bottom of PCB. All the fits are snap on and i provided 2 routing options for the cable, i.e one from the side onto the desk and other through a hole into the ceiling from the bottom, both secured by a S-routing to avoid accidental pulls. I have other cover options if you like the basic functionality of the design. Hope you like the design and will be looking forward for any comments/suggestions on design changes.
Thank you.
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Jul 30, 2020 9:43
#7 Ceiling And Table Mounted Antenna by Chaniago
Hi TD
The following is an overview of antenna and bracket designs. I prepared the first 2 designs to be mounted on the ceiling and the second to be placed on the table. Both designs are made of Polypropylene material for both the antenna and the bracket [except for screws and springs using steel material]. And very possible to be produced using a 3D printer engine. As a security antenna, it is also equipped with a USB retaining lock and cable in the form of a spring lock and clip. For spring lock attached to the antenna body while for the clip mounted on the bracket.
For antenna dimensions D65mm x 22mm [W], for the bracket the length is 32mm and the distance from the antenna to the ceiling is 32mm.
While the antenna used on the table uses additional brackets that are different from Polypropylene [clear type] material.
For a brief description of my design, criticism and suggestions for construction will be waiting for the above design.
May be useful
Thank you
Regards,
Chaniago
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Jul 26, 2020 20:03
#6 Trovex - Concept 1 v1 by ZM Designs
Hello.
Here is my initial entry for your project.
Some key features include:
- Snap-lock case with easy-align edges
- The PCB clicks into place with notches to ensure correct orientation and retention
- Integrated into the frame is an "S bend" to prevent cable pull-out
- Screws and washers used to mount directly to the ceiling grid with an optional circular mount for easy installation directly into a ceiling tile. 4 ring magnets that sit permanently in the base for the option of easy mounting
I look forward to your feedback.
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Jul 25, 2020 21:11
#5 The box of electronic device by Ecco
It's my proposal .. the basic shape of the box is square, and on the middle has blue LED. If the power of the box is on, The blue LED will turn on. The USB port is on the side of the box.
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Jul 25, 2020 13:07
#4 CEILING MOUNTED ANTENNA by benjamino
This is the PDF document explaining the relevance of the components.
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Jul 23, 2020 9:12
#2 Ceiling mounted antenna ver01 by Insan Gunawan
Hi TD,
This is my proposal for the antenna. Please review.
Cheers,
Insan
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Jul 23, 2020 2:21
#1 Concept Design by Jinen Sheth
Hidden design
Concept Design you can choose from. Let me know your feedback.
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Jul 22, 2020 14:39

Discussion

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Akash Jayanthan

Designer

Thu, 06 Aug 2020 04:23:16 +0000
Thanks for the opportunity. But I have a slight suggestion for future competitions. You could attach maybe hand drawing/example photo for what design you require, because your description of this product based on just wording was honestly quite vague. I'm saying this as you can receive many more designs that can be worthwhile.

Shreyasp

Designer

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 16:17:14 +0000
Thanks for opportunity

TD

Buyer

Wed, 05 Aug 2020 16:11:17 +0000
This contest is now closed, thank you to everyone for all the excellent submissions. the team will be reviewing today and it's likely we will choose the winner tomorrow.
thank you again, you are all very talented.

umarc

Designer

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 15:24:08 +0000
, Hello Mr. TD, thank you for the ratings, Please check attached 2nd concept :)

Saurabhverma

Designer

Tue, 04 Aug 2020 10:18:02 +0000
Thank you for the coontest TD. I have attached all the 3d printable files for all the concepts, If you face any difficulty in printing the files, I am available to make iterations based on your printer type, nozzle size, extruder size.
Feel free to contact anytime to discuss changes and iterations for any design concept :)

Rishi reddy

Designer

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 21:18:16 +0000
Thank you for the opportunity TD. I'll be online and available if at all you'd like to discuss/suggest changes to the model that'll make or break the decision as a part of your team review.

TD

Buyer

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 14:23:08 +0000
Thank you everyone for the submissions and comments. We will be doing a team review later today and will respond with ratings and comments. Thank you!

umarc

Designer

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 10:06:37 +0000
, Hello Mr. TD, If you give some ratings and OR feedback, it will be helpful for us to improve our designs :)

Rishi reddy

Designer

Thu, 30 Jul 2020 15:54:18 +0000
Hey TD,
Just an additional detail to my description :
The designi submitted is 2.4 inches wide and 1.4 inches tall
Thu, 30 Jul 2020 12:11:03 +0000
Hey CH, could you please explain the position of the USB port relative to the PCB, will it be parallel or perpendicular to the PCB.
Also what side will the cable be connected from- front, back or side.
The previous comments have left me a bit confused. If possible a hand drawn sketch explaining this would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

Chaniago

Designer

Fri, 24 Jul 2020 21:14:34 +0000
Hi...
how much is the total weight of the antenna?
Regards
Chaniago

TD

Buyer

Fri, 24 Jul 2020 18:17:42 +0000
The thickness of the PCB is 1.5mm.

The antenna will be a helical antenna or coiled wire standing off the PCB.

Similar to this one (but will be perpendicular)
https://www.enocean.com/typo3temp/GB/csm_STM320_Sensor_f_Mag_cmyk-300dpi-wht_exemplary_image_b5096fd1c0_2f25297f95.jpg
Fri, 24 Jul 2020 16:10:49 +0000
Hi,
second question what is the intended thickness of the pcb
- Joel B
Fri, 24 Jul 2020 16:08:11 +0000
Hi,
Could i get more detailed dimensions of the antenna?
-Joel B

TD

Buyer

Fri, 24 Jul 2020 02:21:00 +0000
The link to the access point is only for a design reference. You will not be designing an access point. The design is for an accessory to the access point. Since they will be mounted near each other it would be nice to have similar aesthetics.
Fri, 24 Jul 2020 02:11:32 +0000
We got to design the access point, with reference to the link, along with the antenna assembly?

TD

Buyer

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 17:21:28 +0000
Hi, I'll address several comments here:
we would prefer a snap-together assembly. (base plate to housing) the PCB can snap into place as well... if a screw pattern is used it should be 2 screws at opposite sides of the PCB and use plastic stands to hold it up on the opposite sides
the material has not been chosen yet,
The micro USB should be connected underneath/hidden but if removed from the base the cable can be easily removed/changed to a new one. there should be 2 cable routing options, one directly out the base (going into the ceiling) and the other out a little u shaped space in the side. pinched kind of between the baseplate and the housing.
the device can be mounted on the wall if needed. since the antenna is internal it will stay in the same orientation. perpindicular to the PCB and standing up 1 inch or 2-3/4 inches depending on the design. (but UNDER the plastic housing, internal)
I may choose a second design for award if we find 2 that are close to meeting our needs.
if the ceiling is not accessible the cable will come out the side, mounting over not accessible place will not be an option.
thank you!
Thu, 23 Jul 2020 16:31:31 +0000
In regards to mounting the pcb in the housing, would y'all prefer a screw in place or a snap in design? If screw type is preferable, is there a predetermined screw pattern or will the screw pattern be decided by the winning design entry?
Thu, 23 Jul 2020 09:13:38 +0000
The micro USB should be easy connected/disconnected from the outside of housing?
I'd like to know the material that will be used for injection if it is already chosen, in case of series production.

Insan Gunawan

Designer

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 03:52:51 +0000
Hi TD.
I just done my preliminary design before you add aditional term from your managers.

Please review. I'll make update it later to meet the latest requirement.

Btw, just a question, maybe...Is there any additional winner's prize? (or for 2nd, 3rd winner) since addtinional requirement added to the contest :) 😃

Cheers,
Insan

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