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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1st Winner
#13 Segmented Connect a Hoop - by Adriano Ordoz Barissa by Adriano Ordoz Barissa
Jan 6, 2022 17:07
#68 Simple Friction Connector by rodrigogq
Jan 18, 2022 6:46
#69 Segmented Connect-a-Hoop Design 04 - Improved by ahmadnazree
Jan 18, 2022 7:57
#66 Hula Hoop_Steph by stelop
Jan 18, 2022 2:05
#65 hoop 3.1 by KND_design
Jan 17, 2022 20:39
#60 Hoop 2.1 by KND_design
Jan 17, 2022 15:21
#50 Hoop by Concadd
Jan 16, 2022 13:39
#86 Segmented Hula Hoop 3 (Modified Version of Entry number 77) by Vimalgeorge10
Jan 20, 2022 20:57
#81 Detailed Drawing of Segmented Hula Hoop 2 (Design Entry Number_77) by Vimalgeorge10
Jan 19, 2022 14:56
#79 Hula Hoop Segment, independent connector flower pattern by MohamedBz
Jan 19, 2022 12:04
#75 Hula hoop segment design by oscarromero
Jan 18, 2022 17:30
#73 Hula Hoop Segment with easy attach/detach designed-on solution 6 by MohamedBz
Jan 18, 2022 14:03
#72 Segment Connect a Hoop V6 by Salim Benyoucef
Jan 18, 2022 13:48
#22 simple hula hoop design by ponnkarthikeyan
Jan 9, 2022 15:29
#21 Connect-A-Hoop Design by ArvinAkhavan
Jan 9, 2022 11:36

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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