"Transformer" like stool designBlind

in Product Design held by AO123
TIME REMAINING: 8 days, 4 hours
Description:
We are a company that provides unique active seating for the educational market. We pride ourselves in providing the most innovative, high quality product to our customer. This product would be a stool that has functionality to "twist" into multiple configurations and heights. This is furniture and would be completely different but the best way I can describe the idea is something like how a Transformer toy does that. In one position, the seat would be a regular stool seat but then you would twist and lock into a configuration that would be a seat with a back rest that is 4-6" high. It would also have the ability to twist and adjust into 2 heights to provide flexibility for student size and age. When in the lower height, the stool would be 14" high and when in the higher position it would be 16" high. The stool seat will be 13" in diameter and will have a slight dome to make it active while sitting on it. Needs to support at least 250 lbs. The end user is a student so safety is critical. The functionality to change the positions also needs to be simple to execute. Open to materials based on design.
Wants:
Functionality of the mechanics will be the key factor in the success of the design. It needs to be simple to use and safe. It does need to be aesthetically appealing and appropriate for the educational market.
Don't Wants:
A design that is going to be too difficult to manufacture.
Software:
  1. SolidWorks

Entries

#3 Transformer Stool by necipbuber
Hi, I attached related images and concept design files. As you see in the images, this is foldable stool with adjustable height. the back rest is bigger than 6 inches but if you want it is easy to cut to 6 inches. this is both chair and stool which is easy to use, safe and easy to manufacture. But ofcourse this is a oncept design, if you want to go forward with this design we can make improvements togather. I hope to work togather.
Regards
Necip
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Sep 26, 2021 12:50
#1 "Transformer" like stool design model #1 by RRM
Hi,
This is actually a concept model. Hope you like the working. Please feel free to review so that I can make it more suitable for your requirements.
thanks
RRM
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Sep 24, 2021 13:00

Discussion

Wed, 15 Sep 2021 00:05:04 +0000
yeah! i like it! i´m in!;)
Tue, 14 Sep 2021 10:52:52 +0000
Interesting project...................Thank you!! for the contest:)
Tue, 14 Sep 2021 08:43:15 +0000
Hi, Thanks for hosting this contest !
Could you tell if it's right taht you want the stool have only 2 inches of adjustability in height ? Is it must be several step in this 2 inches ?
Is the stool could rotate on itself ?
Is the backrest must move to differents height or it just have to be in a height between 4 and 6 inches ?
The domed seat must be quite pronounced or just a little curvy ?

Thanks in advance !
Tue, 14 Sep 2021 07:41:15 +0000
Hello,
This is Salim, I'm new here but with broad experience in design and manufacturing moreover working with sheet metal and WaterJet cutting machine for more than five years. I'm so excited to work with you in this project and I could follow all process of design and especially manufacturing, and I'm sure that you'll be satisfied for the final product.
I’m mechanical engineer designer expert in SolidWorks for more than 16 years, broad experience in 3D printing FDM. On my profile you will discover some amazing work to validate my experience.
You're looking to design and manufacture student seat, have you any hand sketch or pictures for the intent final design that you think about it ?
Looking forward from you.
Best regards

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