Segmented Connect-a-HoopBlind

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Description:
We are a company that provides innovative product solutions for the physical education and educational market. We pride ourselves in providing the most innovative, high quality product to our customer. This product would be a segmented hula hoop that consists of multiple segments that connect together, allowing the user to create 3 different size hoops based on the number of segments used. This allows the user to build the hoops size they choose. The key factor in this design is to have a unique, innovative connection point that is easy to put together and take apart, holds the hoop securely together when in use and will not become weak or break when used repeatedly in an institutional setting. The connection point must be able to be taken apart and put back together an indefinite number of times without the strength being jeopardized.
Wants:
The connection point is the critical and innovative part of this design. The connector may be friction fit or a unique, easy to release connector. Each section would be approx 18 inches. 5 segments would build a 24 inch diameter hoop, 6 segments would build a 30 inch diameter hoop, 7 segments would build a 36 inch diameter hoop. Tubing diameter is 21 mm, wall thickness of tubing is 2.3mm. Hoop is made from Polyethylene plastic. I have attached pics of examples of this type of hoop just for reference. I am looking for a different, unique connection point that is more durable and does not break or become weak after use.
Don't Wants:
A design that will not function as intended. The design must be able to easily be put together and taken apart, stay securely connected when in use and withstand institutional use without the connection becoming weak or breaking. I also dont want a design that is too difficult to manufacture.
Software:
  1. SolidWorks

Entries

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#90 Segmented Hula Hoop 3 (Details of design entry #86) by Vimalgeorge10
Sir,
This submission includes the details of the brand new design of the connector for the segmented hula hoop 3 (design entry #86). The connectors working animation and detailed drawing are submitted.
Best Regards
Vimal George
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Jan 21, 2022 9:57
#89 Hoop connector Model 3 by Hamed1
Hi, new concept. Please check all files.
Regards.
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Jan 21, 2022 7:22
#86 Segmented Hula Hoop 3 (Modified Version of Entry number 77) by Vimalgeorge10
Sir,
This concept includes a brand new design of the connector for the segmented hula hoop. The connectors working and detailed drawing will be submitted as soon as possible.
Best Regards
Vimal George
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Jan 20, 2022 20:57
#85 Segment Connect a Hoop V8 by Salim Benyoucef
Hello,
This is new method in my version eight.
Looking forward from you.
Best regards
Salim
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Jan 20, 2022 15:16
#84 hoop 5.1 by KND_design
New concept.
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Jan 20, 2022 6:35
#81 Detailed Drawing of Segmented Hula Hoop 2 (Design Entry Number_77) by Vimalgeorge10
Hi AO123,
I have submitted a file containing the detailed drawing of the previously submitted design entry #77. Features regarding the hoop and connector design are explained in detail in the drawing. I have also attached a native cad file of the entire design concept too.
Best Regards,
Vimal George
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Jan 19, 2022 14:56
#80 Segment Connect a Hoop V7 by Salim Benyoucef
Hello,
This is design version seven, easy to connect all segments.
Looking forward from you.
Best regards
Salim
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Jan 19, 2022 13:33
#79 Hula Hoop Segment, independent connector flower pattern by MohamedBz
Hidden design
hello, this is the previous model in a flower pattern, remade for connecting with an independent connector, thanks for your considerations.
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Jan 19, 2022 12:04
#78 Segmented Connect-a-Hoop by CDdesignSTUDIO
Concept one
regards
Armin
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Jan 18, 2022 23:32
#77 Segmented Hula Hoop 2 by Vimalgeorge10
Hi AO123,
I have submitted the second concept design for this contest. This design concept includes a flexible connector that can connect individual segments to form a round hoop that is 30inch in diameter. This design concept is designed in such a way that it can be easily manufactured using extrusion technology. I have attached a few step files, rendered images and a detailed drawing of the concept design.
Best Regards,
Vimal George
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Jan 18, 2022 21:37
#76 hoop 4 by KND_design
Hello, Here is my another design with improved locking mechanism with guides. Please let me know if you want any changes. Hope you liked it.
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Jan 18, 2022 19:02
#75 Hula hoop segment design by oscarromero
Design of connection point between hula hoop segments.
* Attached PDF presentation
* CAD model on request
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Jan 18, 2022 17:30
#74 Segmented Connect-a-Hoop Design 06 - Just ONE needed!! by ahmadnazree
Hi Contest Holder,
Please find the attached design for your review. Thank you very much.
Best Regards,
Ahmad Nazree
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Jan 18, 2022 14:40
#73 Hula Hoop Segment with easy attach/detach designed-on solution 6 by MohamedBz
hello, I hope this will be helpful too!
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Jan 18, 2022 14:03
#72 Segment Connect a Hoop V6 by Salim Benyoucef
Hidden design
Hello,
This an update of the last design in the version five (#71 ), just slightly modification that's can help to connect easily the hoops.
If you need any CAD files in STEP or STL don't hesitate to contact me.
Looking forward from you.
Best regards
Salim
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Jan 18, 2022 13:48
#71 Segment Connect a Hoop V5 by Salim Benyoucef
Hello,
This is version five of segment connect hoop.
Looking forward from you.
Best regards
Salim
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Jan 18, 2022 13:34
#70 Segmented Connect-a-Hoop-4 by Johnney_7
Hello,
This My design as per you requirement. After calculations, I found that, There is a small flexibility require to convert hoop into 7 segments, 6 segments and 5 segment ring. I attaches some detail images. one end of the hoop is attaches to the turnable part and the other end is fixed to the hoop. give me a feedback about this.
Thanks and regards
Johnney_7
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Jan 18, 2022 8:54
#69 Segmented Connect-a-Hoop Design 04 - Improved by ahmadnazree
Hi Contest Holder,
Please find the attached design for your review. Thank you very much.
Best Regards,
Ahmad Nazree
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Jan 18, 2022 7:57
#68 Simple Friction Connector by rodrigogq
Jan 18, 2022 6:46
#67 segmented connect a hoop by larineu
a one piece segment, easy to use and manufacture hoop
one of the files is just one segment and the other one is a 3 sizes completed hoops connected to each other with a connector
further concept explantion available on pdf file
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Jan 18, 2022 6:04
#66 Hula Hoop_Steph by stelop
Hidden design
This hula hoop design features a low profile, easy to connect and release joint that delivers a smooth and secure play.
The segments connect to build hoops of different sizes. The polyurethane body can flex to conform to different arc sizes. The 15" long segments connect make 23" diameter hoop, 6 segments make a 28"; and 7 a 33" diameter hula hoop.

The parts are easy to connect and align. The polyurethane segments have on each end connecting and receiving features that consist of two snap hooks and an annular snap-fit. The segments snap hooks align the segments and have features to enable the pieces to slide into the connection.

The joint keeps an even outer profile at the connection point for a smooth and safe play, removing all potential pinch areas.

The joint avoids accidental release during play. The snap hooks require a double action to release and are located on the top and bottom surfaces keeping them out of the way of the playing surface (inner diameter).

Can be manufactured in one shot or can be built in a 3 piece construction with a permanent bond in the tube connection.
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Jan 18, 2022 2:05
#65 hoop 3.1 by KND_design
New concept .
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Jan 17, 2022 20:39
#62 segment Connect a Hoop V4 by Salim Benyoucef
Hello,
This is version four of the connect hoop. This design is more advanced than the other and little bit complex, however easy to use.
Each segment constitute of male and female together, anywise of the complex shape I could make the connector same as the design in the version V3 (#51).
Looking forward from you if any enquiry.
Best regards
Salim
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Jan 17, 2022 15:53
#61 Hoop 2.2 by KND_design
New concept. Hope you liked it.
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Jan 17, 2022 15:22
#60 Hoop 2.1 by KND_design
Hidden design
New concept . Hope you like it .
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Jan 17, 2022 15:21
#59 Hoop 2 by KND_design
Hello, here is my new design. Hope you liked it.
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Jan 17, 2022 15:19
#58 Hoop 1.1 by KND_design
New concept. Hope you like it.
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Jan 17, 2022 15:17
#57 Hoop 1 by KND_design
Hello, Here is my concept design. Please read my design entry.
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Jan 17, 2022 15:16
#56 Segmented Connect-a-Hoop-3 by Johnney_7
Hello,
As per you feedback, I design this model. same locking system as #8 design, but locking parts are manufacture separately. I attaches one "locking concept" image, that help you to understand locking system easily. Give me a feedback about this concept.
Thanks and Regards
Johnney_7
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Jan 17, 2022 12:57
#55 Hula Hoop design by Sam_Mayo Eng.
Hey There!
Sorry for the late submission.
This is my concept for the hula hoop design. I have attached some pictures of the design with the explanation. Let me know your thoughts, and feel free to ask for any design improvements.
Thanks!
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Jan 17, 2022 8:49
#54 Hula Hoop SHH044 by ecooco
Dear AO
There are many ideas for choice. Let me shared with you one. Hope you like. I fallow dimensions as per your request. So came up with 3 size of hula hoop (24”, 30” and 36”). Description and presentation based on 6 (30”) segments hula hoop. The connector is designed to be very sturdy, solid to prevent unwanted movement. Every segment proposed as one piece extruded plastic pipe with solid shaped connector. It is easy to extrude (produce) and easy to use. Proposed Hard EVA material is very solid, sturdy but not too much hard. Could be any color combination of material. As sample I choose red, green and yellow. Connection is very simple snap design: line up to segments, slide in and rotate to lock. Last segment has to twist little be to insert (slide) into first segment. Please find attached files for more detailed information. Use this link and open 3D models: https://3dviewer.net/.
Let me know if you have any idea about further development of this model.
Regard
ecooco
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Jan 16, 2022 23:07
#53 Segmented Hoop by Mohit Kaundal
Jan 16, 2022 17:34
#52 Segmented Connect-a-Hoop Design 04 by ahmadnazree
Hi Contest Holder,
Please find the attached design for your review. Thank you very much.
Best Regards,
Ahmad Nazree
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Jan 16, 2022 14:07
#51 segment Connect a Hoop V3 by Salim Benyoucef
Hello,
This is my third design.
Easy to use, easy to manufacture.
I could provide you with more details if need.
Looking forward from you.
Best regards
Salim
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Jan 16, 2022 14:05
#50 Hoop by Concadd
Hidden design
Each Hoop has a male end and a female end.
The linear projections are in the male end and depressions on the female end.
There are 5 projections which get seated when inserted, the number of projections can be increased for a sound/tight fit.
Cheers
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Jan 16, 2022 13:39
#49 Segmented Connect-a-Hoop Design 02 by ahmadnazree
Hi Contest Holder,
Please find the attached design for your review. Thank you very much.
Best Regards,
Ahmad Nazree
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Jan 16, 2022 13:16
#48 segment Connect a Hoop V2 by Salim Benyoucef
Hello,
This is my second version on how to connect hoop.
Looking forward from you.
Best regards
Salim
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Jan 16, 2022 7:26
#46 Segmented Connect a Hoop by dikis
THIS IS THE BEST DESIGN I MAKE, HOPE IT IS ACCORDING TO YOUR DESIRE
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Jan 15, 2022 18:22
#45 Hula Hoop segment/connector by MohamedBz
Hello, this is a segment+connector, please to check the PDF file for more clarification.
thanks
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Jan 15, 2022 14:53
#44 EasyConnect by joaol
Hidden design
1st attempt
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Jan 15, 2022 2:05
#43 Hoop connector Model 2 by Hamed1
2nd concept. Please check all files and descriptions.
Regards
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Jan 14, 2022 16:28
#41 3d-printable connector for Segmented hula loop by Mandar Salunkhe
I have made a assembly of the 5 part 24 inch diameter for complete understanding.
Please read the pdf file.
I am open to any feedback
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Jan 14, 2022 10:58

Discussion

AO123

Buyer

Mon, 10 Jan 2022 13:41:20 +0000
Hi MohamedBz, Sure...you can let your imagination go wild. We would be open to paying more for manufacturing to get a great design. thanks!

MohamedBz

Designer

Sat, 08 Jan 2022 16:33:14 +0000
Hello, let me please tell that there are a numerous solutions to make this joint, we can create an ever after durable attach/detach connection, but it can cost a little more manufacturing it! So, can we let our imagination go a little wild?

AO123

Buyer

Fri, 07 Jan 2022 18:57:00 +0000
Hi Navtej, Yes, this hula hoop design will be made into circular rings used for hula hooping. Diameters are listed in the project. Please let me know if you have any additional questions. thanks!
Fri, 07 Jan 2022 01:26:15 +0000
Hi AO123
This project is looking very interesting. I wanna ask you one question. Is this hula hoop design is for hoop circular ring or something else.
Thanks
Navtej

AO123

Buyer

Wed, 05 Jan 2022 17:31:00 +0000
Hi MohamedBz, the product would be extruded to achieve required results. Ideally the connector would not be independent in order to avoid not being secure or the potential to be misplaced. However, if the parts were manufactured as independent parts but then could be permanently attached that would be acceptable. thanks!

AO123

Buyer

Wed, 05 Jan 2022 17:28:13 +0000
Hi abhi007, If I am understanding your question correctly, we would need to keep it round all the way through since it is used for hula hooping and curvature would impede use. I do appreciate you asking though as aesthetics are always important. thanks!

MohamedBz

Designer

Wed, 05 Jan 2022 17:15:52 +0000
And about product parts, do you accept involving an independent connecting parts (tubes+connectors)?

MohamedBz

Designer

Wed, 05 Jan 2022 17:12:09 +0000
Hello, do you have any preferred manufacturing method (Plastic molding, plastic extruding)? thanks for your considerations.
Wed, 05 Jan 2022 13:27:05 +0000
Hey AO123, I wanted to ask you whether to add some curvature to the tube to make it look more attractive or to keep it simply round all through ?

AO123

Buyer

Tue, 04 Jan 2022 17:23:22 +0000
Other software is acceptable as long as it is ultimately compatible and can be opened and viewed in Solidworks. thanks!

AO123

Buyer

Tue, 04 Jan 2022 17:23:22 +0000
Other software is acceptable as long as it is ultimately compatible and can be opened and viewed in Solidworks. thanks!

Johnney_7

Designer

Tue, 04 Jan 2022 08:44:06 +0000
Hello AO123, can we use another softwares? and then provide STEP,STL cad file format, so you can open it in any software as you want
Tue, 04 Jan 2022 05:35:55 +0000
Is fusion 360 software acceptable?

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