Home Automation casing

Contest Ended, Winner(s) have been selected.
Description:
We are looking for sleek or a very sexy casing for Home automation device that can add beauty to your house along with making your day to day life easy. We want out of the box thinking, not just any enclosure.
The logo will be Maestro, the designer can create it with no limitation for your imaginations.
Attached is a pdf file with full requirements and description.
Wants:
Our evaluation will depend on the case looking in addition to ease of manufacture.
No to mention that all designs must fit all the boards of the product.
Don't Wants:
We don't want a casing that can not be manufactured, or 3D printed.
Casing not to be more than 3 pieces.
As the product may end up being mass produced the design should be kept simple... no need for multiple materials or moving parts etc.
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File Size Limit:
5 MB - 9.9 MB
Company Logo:
Yes
Software:
  1. SolidWorks
  2. Alibre Design
  3. Autodesk Inventor (576.1.0)

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#19 Home Autom Casing MT Concept-2A.zip Updated/revised. by Mauro
Update of concept-2.
Hi buyer.
Find attached an updated version of my Concept-2 as Rev-A.
I’m a little unclear as to what you require regarding power to the unit. You mentioned in your first brief the Micro-USB port will be used for this purpose, and latter you went to mention of a power jack to be included. I went with the first Micro-USB. If you want to change this, it can be updated latter.
Various caps / covers, can be designed & manufactured for the open connectors for snap fits.
Please note, there is a problem in my case alignment at the radii corners. I will have this corrected. I wanted to quickly get you guys a sample model for you to evaluate.
I hope to hear back from you soon with some feebback.
Kind regards
Mauro
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2014-06-24 05:23:14
#20 Home Automation Casing Concept by KenCad
2014-06-24 19:47:18
#22 Maestro by Zachary.ganton
This design is not completely built to the dimensions of the board, but it is a concept to get started off. The stand/ bottom part is removable to give access for the other plugs, and the chords will be made to be able to run out the back of the stand.
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2014-06-25 02:44:50
#30 Case_Final by jnatzic
I attached sat and step files. Let me know if you need anything else.
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2014-07-01 02:33:28
#2 Home Automation Casing Concept by KenCad
USB / HDMI ports, cable routes & other external connector adapters like headphones, mic, etc. can be added and modified upon request.
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2014-06-11 02:54:35
#4 Home Automation Casing Concept 3 by KenCad
USB / HDMI ports, cable routes, and other connectors / adapter ports can be added and modified upon request.
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2014-06-11 02:56:46
#9 Casing_2 by jnatzic
Here is another design idea I had. Let me know what you think and if you like it I will make it much more detailed. I am also working on a design with elements from the ninja sphere.
Thanks,
Jake
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2014-06-15 22:16:06
#10 Home Automation Casing Concept by KenCad
2014-06-17 02:14:41
#11 Casing_3 by jnatzic
This is the other design that I had. Let me know what you think. I will go ahead and make those changes on the previous design. Thanks
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2014-06-17 05:39:18
#14 Home Automation Casing MT Concept-2 by Mauro
2nd. Itteration submitted
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2014-06-18 09:27:47
#17 Home Automation Casing Concept by KenCad
Plastic / metal casing (silver & purple parts) with chrome detail. Tinted transparent plastic / fiberglass providing wide range for infrared signal. LED lighted power button, USB / HDMI ports. LED surrounded casing that goes around the base bottom for different modes (blue & white) that can be seen in any point of view. Rubberized base to grip on top of a table or floor.
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2014-06-22 17:23:59
#21 Home Automation Casing Concept by KenCad
2014-06-25 02:21:49
#24 home automation new case by vinya
HI!
i have attached housing file for device this is what i have in mind its not complete yet i'll work further if you liked it. i cant complete it now because very short time is left and the time difference that we have. but please give me rating stars so i can understand how much you liked it.
thanks,
vinya
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2014-06-26 17:44:41
#25 Case_4 by jnatzic
I made the design alot smaller and more detailed. The iPhone in the renderings are just for size comparison. I also attached iges and stl files.
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2014-06-27 08:33:47
#29 Case_6 by jnatzic
Hi,
I added screw holes, 4 IR LEDS, RGB LED, a place for the power connector and I made few other changes. Let me know if something is not right or if you want something changed. I am more than willing to do revisions after the contest has ended.
Thanks,
Jake
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2014-06-30 23:27:17
#31 Home Automation Casing by CADmate
The design is for desk stand and wall mounted. The color is light so it would not be easy recognize in the wall.
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2014-07-01 05:42:09
#1 Casing_1 by jnatzic
Hello,
Here is a very rough draft of my design. Could you let me know what you think of the general shape and idea. If you are interested in it I can go ahead and make it more detailed. Also note that there are more images in the attached .zip file. I look forward to hearing back from you.
Thanks,
Jake
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2014-06-09 02:02:53
#3 Home Automation Casing Concept 2 by KenCad
USB / HDMI ports, cable routes, connectors and other ports for speaker, headphone, etc. can be added and modified upon request.
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2014-06-11 02:55:52
#5 Home Autom Casing MT Assy-1 by Mauro
I would love to get some feedback from you guys regarding my concept design. Note this model is fully parametric so modifications can be carried out quickly and efficiently.
For you reference we could use Autodesk 360 for any collaboration you need to conduct.
Cheers Mauro.
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2014-06-12 01:28:44
#8 Home Automation Casing Concept 1 by KenCad
2014-06-15 01:25:56
#12 initial shape 1 by Albertus Putra
please give the feed-back about this shape
currently, I'm working to assembly the board inside
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2014-06-17 06:40:02
#15 Home Automation by Irfan
Outer Body in two parts
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2014-06-20 10:46:05
#18 Entry One by PETER LAKATOS
This is the first model , a quick mock-up.
Please give me feedback if i am going in the right direction with this.
Thank you.
Kind regards
Peter
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2014-06-23 10:47:25
#23 Home automation case by vinya
hi! there
Enclosed are files for home automation case. in case u want changes in model .contact me anytime i'll be at your service
thank you,
vinya
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2014-06-25 17:31:09
#28 casing by San
Hi,
Modelling was done according to requirements and scale provided.
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2014-06-30 09:10:54
#6 Home Automation Casing Concept 4 by KenCad
2014-06-12 01:52:48
#7 Home Automation Casing Concept 4 by KenCad
2014-06-12 01:52:54
#13 MAESTRO by Dat Le
Just Inventor's file. the reference file is so heavy, sorry
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2014-06-17 17:39:22
#16 Home Automation Casing Concept by KenCad
Plastic / metal material (yellow parts) with smoked transparent plastic / fiberglass providing wide range for infrared signal. LED lighted power button, USB / HDMI ports. LED surrounded casing that goes around the top to bottom for different modes (blue & white) that can be seen in any point of view. Rubberized base to grip on top of a table or floor.
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2014-06-22 17:21:48
#32 Home Automation Case Revision 1 by tsalpha
Just a re-submission to include the screenshot.
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2014-07-15 15:36:06

Discussion

vinya

Designer

Mon, 07 Jul 2014 04:43:11 +0000
thanks inventca. i would love to work for you in future. thanks once again vinya.

inventca

Buyer

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:05:55 +0000
Dear All Designers,
Thank you all for the wonderful designs that you created that some of them are out of the box.
We extended the contest to July 1, so that designers that have 4 stars designs could fine tune their designs to include the boards and camera in there design. At the end we need a design that fits our needs.

Mauro

Designer

Thu, 26 Jun 2014 07:33:19 +0000
Hi Kenn.


I really like the styling & color scheme of Entrant Home Automation Casing Concept by Kenn.

Cheers
Mauro

inventca

Buyer

Wed, 18 Jun 2014 03:03:06 +0000
Dear All contesters:
We attached a new file(.stp) for the second board outline (PCB) with 'ZIR v3 mech3.stp'

KenCad

Designer

Thu, 12 Jun 2014 01:58:07 +0000
Sorry for doubled attachment, my internet lagged and i cant delete the 2nd one anymore.

inventca

Buyer

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:19:41 +0000
Hi Mcluka,

We have a 3D file link for board 1. We will see if we can generate mechanical model for board 2 but it has the same dimensions as board 1.
All the connectors are on board 1's 3D model, there is no connector for exposing outside from board 2. There is an additional push switch and power jack, which can go anywhere on the casing and we will bring wires to boards.
May be this link will help in camera board model.
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:90109
Thanks
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:07:41 +0000
I would love to participate in this challenge but to be honest it is hard to design something with no 3D specified external dimensions and the mounting dimensions. It would be really handy if you had technical documentation where your electrical components would be fully assembled so you could use the step/iges file and model out of it. It would be good to have for all 3 of your types the step/iges files of your fully assembled electrical components so we would be able to modify the design so that it would fit too all three types. Regards

P.S. It is hard and highly impractical to search in your attached files where exactly are the sockets, where is the camera mounted, how many plugs, what type of plugs etc. A lot of time consuption just to get to know your electrical components....

inventca

Buyer

Mon, 09 Jun 2014 13:25:59 +0000

Hi Jnatzic,
Thanks for your effort. Few comments:
- If you look at the over all dimensions we provided, SD card should totally be inside the casing with just an open slot to take it out or replace it if required. I guess you just based on Raspberry Pi board t this stage.
- Also there would be a WiFi USB dongle plugged into the USB connector near RJ45/ethernet connector and it should be totally within the casing if we use internal antenna, for the dimensions we provided. For external antenna, just connector would be outside with an option to open the hole and bring connector. By default casing would be closed at this end.
-If this casing is sitting on a table or even at a wall Raspberry Pi seems to be on the top side of the RF board with all the antennas on the board underneath, concern is that it will effect the RF range.
- With totally circular shape the connectors on the side of Raspberry Pi are too far inside the casing for access in future. theses should be near the edge of the casing for easy opening in future. May be you need to play with the shape here from the side
- If the product is sitting on the table , camera seems to be looking at 45 to 60 degrees towards the ceiling, which will not be able to view the room.
Please feel free to ask questions.
Thanks
Sun, 08 Jun 2014 12:08:30 +0000
After i see the pdf and checked the idea and what you need, i am sorry but the price is not enough. For a job like this i become min. 600 doller

inventca

Buyer

Sat, 07 Jun 2014 20:54:02 +0000
The two boards are stacked on each other and their dimensions as one block is 13.3cm(L) x 6cm (W) x 6cm (H) .
We also have the camera board that is connected to the other two boards by a flex, the dimension of the camera board is 25 x 24 x 9 mm.
You can find more explanation with pictures on the project file 'Product case-8.pdf'.
I did not understand what 'base diameter' you are asking about, but if you are talking about the pan and tilt of the camera so we leave it for your imagination.

KenCad

Designer

Sat, 07 Jun 2014 16:16:13 +0000
Dear sir, do you have more dimensions for the chip boards and the base diameter, some height or thickness where to mount the casing later on? Just want to make sure that your boards will fit in what i will be designing.

Thank you

inventca

Buyer

Sat, 07 Jun 2014 03:18:37 +0000
You can use other software, given that you will provide the project with 3 types of formats one of them is 'step/stp', 'ipt/iam', and 'stl'. So that we can later modify if needed.

inventca

Buyer

Fri, 06 Jun 2014 22:46:22 +0000
Keep a place holder for the logo right now and we will upload soon.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:49:41 +0000
You mean, you don`t have a Logo and want a design for the logo too?
How i can design a logo without know anything about you?!
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:08:48 +0000
Dear sir , Can I do this project in other 3d Cad softwares like Cimatron, Unigraphics???????
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 20:07:33 +0000
Dear sir , Can I do this project in other 3d model like Cimatron, Unigraphics???????

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