How is the weather?Blind

in Industrial Design Services held by Boxborough
Contest Ended, Winner(s) have been selected.
Description:
Looking for packaging and industrial design help for a new project. This device will mount to a wall or ceiling in a commercial building. This device enclosure will need to let air into the device to contact up to 5 individual sensors. (See Attachment for general size of components and constraints)

Top wants
-Max form factor of 7" wide x 4.5" tall x 1" off wall (electrical box configuration) Wall mount could be up to 2" max off wall
- Attractive look for commercial office or educational buildings in landscape primarily, but also look good in portrait orientation.
- Sensor Status light feature for the entire unit (easy to view, sleek, but not eyesore during general use)
-Sensors need to be retained securely during shipment, but be accessible for replacement later on by unskilled labor.

Other Wants:
From the front look.
Front Bezel attaches to Back housing for periodic sensor replacement (must be easy).
Minimal Profile off wall
Airflow on bottom / side surfaces
Mounts to a 3-Gang electrical box (old & new work boxes & have surface mount option.
Easy installation
Sensors should be towards the bottom of the unit
When bezel is removed, have a place to hang /store the bezel while working on sensor replacement.
I/O should be easily accessible during installation.
I/O should be protected if installer does not use an electrical box.
Easy interface for installers for wiring & wire routing
Mounts to a 3-Gang electrical box & surface mount option
Wants:
Overall Look of the design
Device installation ease
Use of status light in intuitive, unique, and aesthetically pleasing way
Don't Wants:
The design to look like a molded box mounted to the wall.
A display
too many components (keep as minimal as possible)
Ask for Sample:
No sample required, but renderings of the product alone in front, back, isometric view. Rendering mounted to a wall with a commercial (bank, office building, etc would be desired)
Software:
  1. SolidWorks (latest)

Entries

1st Winner
#13 sensor_box by DaBu
It needs a little bit of work on the inside but first I need feedback on design
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Sep 29, 2020 18:27
#26 Concept 1 Detail by Jim81
See attached for Concept 1 details.
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Oct 1, 2020 0:09
#24 Setra Weather Box by markost
Greetings,
I attached the views and the commercial pictures you requested.
Extra Feature:
Easy Open-Close Mechanism with no other parts needed.
The parts are made on NX Siemens software but can be modified/transferred to Solidworks.
I would appreciate it if you could give me a decent feedback.
Thank you in advance.
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Sep 30, 2020 17:12
#7 Concept 1 by Jim81
Sep 28, 2020 23:32
#8 Concept 2 by Jim81
More details to follow.
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Sep 28, 2020 23:33
#15 Concept 2 Details by Jim81
See attached for Concept 2 details. Thank you.
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Sep 29, 2020 20:44
#39 SETRA weather sensor design " CIRCLE " version 5.1 by ARROW
Oct 2, 2020 9:02
#38 SETRA weather sensor design " CIRCLE " version 4.1 by ARROW
Oct 2, 2020 9:02
#33 Concept 1 by studio701
Hi,
Hopefully I'm not too late to submit the design.
I can share the relevant cad, more views & details. If you approve this design.
Thanks.
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Oct 1, 2020 13:56
#19 SETRA weather sensor design " CIRCLE " version 1.0 by ARROW
It was fun working on this design .This design is within dimension limits without comprimising for looks . I have added attachment file ,please go through all files.Hope you like the design.
Thankyou,
Anmol
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Sep 30, 2020 8:01
#31 How is the Weather, Industrial Design and CAD Modelling by rubenbisso
While designing this product, I had in mind the product integration in the house, and office environment so that the user feels comfortable, secure and happy to see the device everywhere.
I also fought in consideration how easy the device should be installed.
The design integrated most of the design requirement and the form factor. It can be 3D printed for prototyping. The design tends to look like security guidance for infrastructure.
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Oct 1, 2020 12:29
#25 final wether sensor wall mount with logo by mayurpatil
Sep 30, 2020 18:06
#32 WALL SENSOR DEVICE by atekd
WALL SENSOR DEVICE, attractive look for commercial office or educational buildings in landscape primarily, but also look good. Mesh and Front side and top view detail attach in zip. Plz have a look
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Oct 1, 2020 13:35
#37 SETRA weather sensor design " CIRCLE " version 2.1 by ARROW
Oct 2, 2020 9:02
#10 Weather device r02 rev dimension by supra77
My second design of weather device, with revision on the dimension.
Add power switch and status led.
Please feedback
Thank you
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Sep 29, 2020 10:30
#6 weather sensor mount design version 3 by mayurpatil
in this version i tryed to focus on detail of want
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Sep 28, 2020 20:47
#4 Wall Mounted Sensor Device by Kevin bains
Hey,
This is my basic design for Wall Mounted Sensor Device. It has all the dimensional requirements. The design has a snap-fit lock for Front Bezel and Backplate. Any kind of design modification can be done further.
Thank you.
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Sep 27, 2020 21:41
#3 weather sensor mount design version 2 by mayurpatil
autually i had some correction in design so the modified design is this .and the reder video is same as previous
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Sep 27, 2020 12:53
#1 Weather Sensor - VER01 - REV00 by Gregorius Giga
Hi Boxborough,
This is my first concept according your references. Please give your feedback and tell me if you need some modification or if something is missing.
Thank you, Giga
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Sep 26, 2020 16:22
#36 Wall Mounted Sensor Device by AlexanderVelez
I liked this contest so I wanted to participate this is my final design and of course you can make arrangements to your liking this is my participation
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Oct 2, 2020 7:25
#2 weather sensor mount design by mayurpatil
Hi. I hope all is well.
I am relatively new to Cad Crowd and online freelancing. I hope I am able to meet your requirements.
I have checked all the items on the attachment, and tried my best to study and incorporate each one of the items properly in design. i had improvise the design to look slim and attractive hope you will like it .and also lit me know if i can have some more changes in it.
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Sep 27, 2020 11:37
#22 weather-sensor-device-v2 by P3N
More consistent with Setra identity.
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Sep 30, 2020 15:38
#18 Wall Mounted Sensor Device by AlexanderVelez
This is a simple design you can make changes to your liking everything is for plastic some dimensions I can not understand but here I leave my example if you want any change with pleasure it will be made
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Sep 30, 2020 6:09
#17 Weather devioce 03 by supra77
Thanks for the feedback
following revisions to the status led.
Let me know if there is something missing.
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Sep 30, 2020 0:33
#14 weather-sensor-device by P3N
Easy for installation and maintenance.
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Sep 29, 2020 20:23
#12 HTW-V1 by Rishi reddy
Hey BoxBorough,
This is my initial entry for the contest. Kept the design clean and simple. Please go through the attached design illustration PDF for all the information on the model. Please give a feedback on the basic functionality of the model to let me know if I have missed something or misunderstood any design input. will be waiting for your feedback.
Thanks,
Rishi.
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Sep 29, 2020 14:13
#11 weather sensor mount design by mayurpatil
now i had given a slite hollow part for that cover with acrylic for status light
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Sep 29, 2020 11:53
#46 weather sensor box by DaBu
Oct 27, 2020 6:29
#29 SETRA weather sensor design " CIRCLE " version 4.0 by ARROW
This is my latest design, I have made it more practical and easy to manufacture .Please note that the attachments are from my previous design #19 with updated 3D files and added renders. So that i can work on more designs for this project.
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Oct 1, 2020 2:05
#45 weather-sensor-device-v3 by P3N
#22 revised version
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Oct 4, 2020 13:27
#44 weather-sensor-device-v3 by P3N
#22 revised version
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Oct 4, 2020 13:27
#43 SETRA weather sensor design " LEAF " version 1.0 by ARROW
I have created few more designs. I used a leaf pattern this time .Leaf represents nature and adequate environment. There are total 4 design in here. Hope you will like it.
Thankyou
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Oct 4, 2020 9:51
#42 How is the Weather, Industrial Design and CAD Modelling 2 by rubenbisso
Design Submission 2
While designing this product, I had in mind the product integration in the house, and office environment so that the user feels comfortable, secure and happy to see the device everywhere.
The design integrated most of the design requirement and the form factor. It can be 3D printed for prototyping. The design tends to look like security guidance for infrastructure.
On the side of the main enclosure box, we have holes that allow air to circulate through.
It is easy to remove the cover, I have included a snap fit on the main box such that the user/technician can remove the cover without any difficulty.
Also I have done a representation of the PCB board to represent the circuit inside the board suh that everything fits well inside the box.
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Oct 4, 2020 8:54
#41 Concept 4 by Jim81
Concept 4 - even lower profile
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Oct 3, 2020 19:48
#40 CONCEPT 3 by Jim81
Concept 3 Top Bezel
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Oct 3, 2020 19:48
#21 SETRA weather sensor design " CIRCLE " version 1.1 by ARROW
Hello Boxborough,
This is my revised design to my previous design #19 with a minor change to improve performance
Thankyou,
Anmol
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Sep 30, 2020 13:46
#27 SETRA weather sensor design " CIRCLE " version 2.0 by ARROW
This is my 2nd design, I have made it more symetric .Please note that the attachments are from my previous design #19 with updated 3D files and added renders. So that i can work on more designs for this project.
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Oct 1, 2020 2:05
#28 SETRA weather sensor design " CIRCLE " version 3.0 by ARROW
This is my 3rd design, with few changes .Please note that the attachments are from my previous design #19 with updated 3D files and added renders. So that i can work on more designs for this project.
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Oct 1, 2020 2:05
#30 SETRA weather sensor design " CLOUD " version 5.0 by ARROW
Hello,
This is my final design.I have used cloud design light in this design.Hope you will like it.
I learned that STL files are not so help, so I have attached STEP files for this design and some renders.I have also attached STEP files for the previous designs #29 #28 #27, sorry for the inconvenience.
Thankyou
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Oct 1, 2020 10:20

Discussion

MacKenzie Brown

Administrator

Mon, 26 Oct 2020 16:22:09 +0000
Hi all,

We contacted the buyer to select the winner of the contest. We hope to have the winner selected in the coming days, we appreciate your patience with this.

MacKenzie

Jim81

Designer

Mon, 26 Oct 2020 00:05:21 +0000
This contest start 9/24. It was a 9 day contest. It was then extended by the buyer 3 days because the buyer said that "several designers" asked for an extension, but only one designer submitted an entry in that 3 day extension. It ended Oct. 6th, but yet the contest says it ended Oct 16. The buyer is beyond the CadCrowd limits to select a winner, which mean CadCrowd should have selected a winner by now. What's going on ?

RRM

Sun, 04 Oct 2020 07:37:51 +0000
Contest extended but still no option to upload models?

Boxborough

Buyer

Thu, 01 Oct 2020 15:22:47 +0000
There were a few designers that reached out through private message that were having trouble uploading designs at the las minute. I extended the contest just to give them a chance to submit, we we will start the process of selecting the winner asap so we do not delay the prize. Thank you all for your great designs, it is going to be hard to choose a winner. If you have any last minute please feel free to submit as well. Sorry for the extension, this will be the only one.

rubenbisso

Designer

Thu, 01 Oct 2020 11:45:19 +0000
Uploading my files, Hope I am on time!!

Boxborough

Buyer

Tue, 29 Sep 2020 11:34:06 +0000
@galaxyrobotics I will add a logo to the attachments.
@Anmol Raut - these sensors measure the environment i.e. temp, humidity, etc. The device collects multiple data points and brings them to a network. The goal is a building occupant can see the device, know all is good from across the room, status light symbol, bar, other...

ARROW

Designer

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 22:08:22 +0000
hello, can I know objective of this device and working as it has 5 sensors .
Mon, 28 Sep 2020 13:56:13 +0000
Hello, Just one more question:
Is there any logo/branding that you want us to add to the design?
Thanks!

Boxborough

Buyer

Mon, 28 Sep 2020 13:06:11 +0000
@Anmol Raut - Answers below:
1. We would like 1 status light feature that is visible to the people in the space
2. Let me see what I can find and I will post as attachment
3. The link you sent was for a new work box (new construction), unit must fit in both new work and old work (https://www.menards.com/main/electrical/electrical-boxes-covers/electrical-boxes/carlon-reg-3-gang-55-cu-in-pvc-electrical-switch-outlet-box/b355r/p-1444444964875.htm)

ARROW

Designer

Sun, 27 Sep 2020 15:14:40 +0000
Hello Boxborough ,I have some questions regarding the design
1.How many sensor status light are required ,one light for each sensor? ie total 5 light or a single status light is enough?
2.Can you be more specific with the I/O unit ,is there a reference image to understand it?
3.Can I use the following design for 3-Gang electric box reference https://www.menards.com/main/electrical/electrical-boxes-covers/electrical-boxes/carlon-reg-3-gang-44-cu-in-pvc-electrical-switch-outlet-box/b344ab/p-1444444961827.htm
Thankyou

Boxborough

Buyer

Sat, 26 Sep 2020 15:19:22 +0000
@Insan both should be on, as long as it can be imported into solid works as a 3D model.
Sat, 26 Sep 2020 14:14:45 +0000
Hi, is AutoCAD or STEP file ok?

Boxborough

Buyer

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 14:00:25 +0000
@Harry S. - My apologies, The sizing on page 3 was correct, I updated the attament as v2, depth is 0.8"
@RohitT - The material will be plastic
@riom - Solidworks 2019 is ok
@ivani - Solidworks 2018 is ok

Boxborough

Buyer

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 12:58:05 +0000
@galaxyRobotics Other softwares ok, if it can port to solidworks.

Harry S.

Designer

Fri, 25 Sep 2020 03:24:24 +0000
Looks like the I/O board size incorrect, How can it fit in 2" deep wall box?
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 02:47:14 +0000
Is the material of this box made of plastic?
Fri, 25 Sep 2020 01:50:50 +0000
Hello , is Solidworks 2019 ok ?
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 23:11:39 +0000
Is Solid Works 2018 ok?
Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:22:14 +0000
For the software, is it okay if we use one other than SolidWorks?
Thanks!
@GalaxyRobotics

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