Design a next generation, WiFi controlled sprinkler unit

in Product Design held by Franz Garsombke
Contest Ended, Winner(s) have been selected.
We are building a WiFi enabled irrigation unit and need a prototype 3D design that we will print.

Here is our company

I have included these photos just to show what the slot on the bottom will look like for the consumer to attach wires to the sprinkler relay.

This design will encase a PCB board with a relay.
The product dimensions will be (roughly) 6 inches width x 6 inches height x 2.25 inches depth. We do not need an LCD screen since the device will be headless. We will need one hole for a power adapter cord and one small slot (one inch) for the wireless card we are using. We also need a slot on the bottom for the relay (where you attach wires) that should be 5 inches long.

This pictures shows an example of the wireless chip that we need a slot for:
Don't Wants:
A boring, old-fashioned, clunky, irrigation unit design. We are going for a sleek look that people will ask 'what is that amazing looking thing in your garage?.' Think the Nest of irrigation.
  1. SolidWorks


1st Winner
#15 Design a next generation WiFi controlled sprinkler unit draw 4 by Vincenzo Ricci
In this model we have improved the shape,
we added the real logo etching on the model.
May 12, 2013 19:15
#9 WiFi controlled sprinkler unit. by Odysseas
For Contest: Design a next generation, WiFi controlled sprinkler unit
May 10, 2013 22:13
#17 WiFi controlled sprinkler unit by Sergiu.Nasta
May 13, 2013 16:02
#16 WiFi controlled sprinkler unit by Sergiu.Nasta
May 12, 2013 23:37
#14 Wifi Controlled Sprinkler by Tsetso
Hi, Franz
I present my design in three variants of the cover. I have some questions for you.
1. What dimensions of slots, slot on the bootom is 5” long , but wide = ?
2. Slot hole position on the sides of the cover.
3. Do you want SolidWorks files for these parts? May be you update these parts in future If you want I do it.
If you like my design send me your requirements to finish project.
Best Regards
May 12, 2013 15:26
#13 sprinkler with wi-fi by Manuel Rosso
model made for 3D printer
May 12, 2013 2:40
#12 WiFi controlled sprinkler unit by Sergiu.Nasta
May 11, 2013 8:55
#11 box concept by Cata
glossy plastic material with chrome metal insertion
May 10, 2013 23:00
#10 WiFi controller #2 by IM3D
in the back you cand find usb+power cable slot and in front panel are wioreless card slot and 2 LED's for power and connected; for more specification, please send a message, please ! Have a great night !
May 10, 2013 22:16
#1 WiFi Controller -1- by IM3D
May 7, 2013 11:01
#8 Design a next generation WiFi controlled sprinkler unit draw 2 by Vincenzo Ricci
This model is based on the form of a drop of water.
I put 5 cilinder for internal fixation with screws to secure the cover on the bottom, and a hole back to anchor everything to the wall if it were needed. The embossed logo is purely cosmetic and there is not in the 3D model, wishing I could vectorized logo and apply it as a relief, but I do not know if it was necessary. For anything else let me know. Add a compressed folder with the rendering.
May 10, 2013 19:45
#7 Sprinkler Controller by David W.
May 9, 2013 1:03
#6 sprinkler wi-fi by Manuel Rosso
Download Files
Model ready for 3D printing
May 8, 2013 19:15
#5 WiFi Controller Sprinkler Unit by graphcomnsk
Designed as per your specification. The slot position can be modified as per your requirement.
May 8, 2013 16:55
#4 Design a next generation WiFi controlled sprinkler unit by Vincenzo Ricci
First model, I adopted the outline of the logo and the voids of the logo to enter the rgb LEDs, I do not know if it can be enjoyable, it seemed like a good thing to look at, the LEDs can be used to signal optically, equivalently to what makes BIOS with the sound for the PC.
May 7, 2013 23:24
#3 WiFi Controller -1b- by IM3D
* the 3 holes on the cover/lid and on the case are made to use magnets ( i made holes by 6mm diameter x 3 mm deepth ) - just an ideea that i used in other contest to enclose the case - is this ok for you, or have other suggestion. waiting your feedback ! Regards!
May 7, 2013 22:31
#2 Sprinkler cover by wgipps
Clean and simple.
May 7, 2013 13:50


Wed, 08 May 2013 17:20:38 +0000
Thanks but we have a 3D printer and do not have a laser cutter :)

Vincenzo Ricci


Wed, 08 May 2013 08:45:28 +0000
Oops, sorry, can I try to improve it and make a model that can be prototyped with laser cutting?

Vincenzo Ricci


Wed, 08 May 2013 08:40:12 +0000
Thank you very much Franz, I misinterpreted what is written above, I apologize

Wed, 08 May 2013 03:39:07 +0000
Vincenzo your design is getting closer to what we want. Someone that is thinking outside the box, and not just making a box!
Wed, 08 May 2013 03:32:08 +0000
Ram -

For this iteration there are no LEDs. We do not have the PCB dimensions yet. We will be placing a prototype into this case. The dimensions need to be (roughly) 6 inches width x 6 inches height x 2.25 inches depth.

Please personal message me for questions. Thanks.

Manuel -

The only plug is for power. We also need a one inch slot for the SDK card. Don't worry about the # of connections, we just need a slot to expose the relay. There are no LEDs for this iteration. Please personal message me for direct questions. Thanks.

Manuel Rosso


Tue, 07 May 2013 17:59:55 +0000
Please inform if there are some plugs to include, besides the USB and power plug. I have seen in your site that there are provisions in the device for up to 8 zone connections. Please, indicate quantity and type of connectors.
Another question is if you prefer that the device will indicate with some LED its status (on/ok/error). If it were the case, indicate type and quantity of indicators
By the way, the aspect of the device in the site does not look so boring to me. Please include some examples of designs that you consider good.


Tue, 07 May 2013 17:33:54 +0000
Hai Franz,

Please let us know if there were any LED's available on you PCB. If so, then we would like to give you more aesthetic look for your product.

Ram Gopal

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