Balloon Archery Target

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Description:
Balloon Archery Target - Basically a device that holds 4 balloons in a target like fashion to make target shooting for kids more enjoyable.

My son and I recently discovered archery. While he is motivated to go and shoot arrows, we experienced a turning point when we started to use balloons as opposed to paper targets. I realized that there is something to having more exciting feedback for the kids. However, even a regular balloon filled to capacity was hard to hit and it was difficult to tell how well you aimed. The device I would like to design uses 4 balloons, widens the target and also provides visual feedback for accuracy.


Terminology:

4 inch round ballon
These are technically 5 inch balloons but would only inflate to 4 inch for our purpose.
www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007AMUJ16/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00

260 Balloons
Your basic balloon animal balloon. Can be inflated to any length. Inflated they are about 1.75 inches wide.
www.amazon.com/260-Q-Balloons-Qualatex-Royal-Magic/dp/B000SDPYMS

Attachment
The mechanism to attach the entire holder/device to the target backer. This should consist of a hole that is large enough to accommodate a pencil. In most cases a thick nail ~5mm would be used to loosely attach the holder/device to the target backer. As an alternative, a simple hole could be used with a loop wire (like a key ring) to pass a nail through.

Target backer
Usually a large bail of hay, dense styrofoam or extra large bag filled with dense material.

Holder/Device
The part we need to make that holds the balloons in place and attaches to the target backer.



Goals:

Easy to ship (i.e. flat). Easy to assemble (i.e. minimal parts). Durable but as thin as possible when looking directly at the unit. Imagine arrows being fired at this and the thinner the profile head on, the less likely arrows will actually do damage. 3D printer friendly for initial launch. If successful will goto mold.



Technical needs:

I'd like to keep the balloons as close together as possible, but it isn't critical that they touch. Obviously there will be some variance based on the balloons and how they are inflated. Remember this is for kids, not olympic archers. Fun feedbacl, ease of use (adults will need to setup for the kids) and simplicity are more important than tolerances.

Description of Holder/Device

1 Middle bracket/arm holding a single 4 inch round balloon
3 concentric circles each holding a 260 type balloon (various lengths depending on which circle). Inflated they are about 1.75 inches around.
The entire back of the target should lay flat. This means that the 4 inch round balloon will stick out further than the 260 balloons.

The holder/device should be made up of exactly two pieces that will allow for easier 3D printing and shipping. The physical connection between the two can either be built into the model with a turn and snap or simply allow for a screw/nut to be used. If screw and nut, the design should include a feature that only allows the two pieces to come together in one way so there is no question how the user should assemble.

All balloons will be inflated and tied to the appropriate size by the user before being inserted into the holder/device. The 260 balloons will also be tied in a "circle" before being inserted into the holder/device. All connections between the holder/device are press fit. All parts of the holder/device need to avoid sharp edges to ovoid popping balloons.

The attached picture shows the concept but without any type of holder. They are press fit together and are more out of shape than round. The holder/device should greatly improve the roundness of the balloons when properly in place.

The attached drawing shows some very basic 2d drawings. However, if you have a better concept for holding the balloons, I am open to that. This is really function over form (i.e. emphasis on working over how it looks as a standalone product.)
Wants:
Simplicity for printing and shipping.
Don't Wants:
I don't want crazy designs that are hard to print and manufacturer.
Software:
  1. SolidWorks
  2. SketchUp

Entries

#29 Ballon archery expandable by diduk
expandable,compact for packing,snap & lock,2 main parts only
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2015-01-02 04:15:35
#42 design3 by ezer153
design3
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2015-01-07 04:14:59
#44 Expandable, balloon holder for archery practice by Advandes
A two part mold system, center main structure with attaching press fit balloon grips. The entire assembly fits into a 6"x6"x6" box. 3D print molds can be extracted from the AutoCAD file.
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2015-01-07 17:53:22
#49 Baloon archery expandable 2-diduk by diduk
expandable,compact for packing,snap & lock
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2015-01-08 05:39:31
#51 DETOURAGE-Puzzle 'Em Up by zulfadzryl
- 3 link modular configurations
-Flawless contact
-Snap On Assembly with anti twist profile Slot
( Core & Cavity profile)
-Every 'Onwards Link' is linkable and hangable.
(Ready to hang hole with 2 function holder and linker)
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2015-01-08 18:07:01
#52 Balloon Frame_V3 by Dat Le
let me know if you can't open them, I dont want show screenshot because there was someone want to coppy my idea before.
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2015-01-08 20:26:33
#55 Balloon Holder for Archery - Design #5 by Advandes
This design is made up of 4 molds all of which can easily be assembled. Mounting holes are located in each hub attachment and the main hub. The adjoining hub attachments are slightly tapered at the "ears" to allow for easy alignment and a snug fit. The bulls eye is a 98.9% open area and the total open area is 96.4%.
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2015-01-09 11:10:03
#56 Box and Logo by Advandes
Download Files
Just for fun....
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2015-01-09 12:52:56
#65 Balloon Archery Target Design #6 by Advandes
Same as Design #5 but with larger mounting holes
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2015-01-11 15:37:33
#70 Simple and light-weight Design by fadli
The design is very simple and very light weight so it can make cost production and packaging very efficient. this is contain 3 4 different parts.
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2015-01-13 14:12:46
#71 Simple and light-weight Design by fadli
It is just same design with balloon
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2015-01-13 14:59:35
#78 Balloon Archery Target_V2 by Michal
Hello,
As feedback i send the model of holder with hole for a nail. All assembly is build with only one part ! It is very simple using by snap fit.
And only one socket in mold needed.
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2015-01-14 19:22:51
#1 First entry by PETER LAKATOS
Please see the attatched details
I will soon submit another model.
Please tell me your thoughts about the model, and if you would like a particular look and feel to it.
Thank you
Best regards
Peter
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2014-12-18 23:34:53
#24 design1 by ezer153
use design modul can be separate, and easy to add.
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2014-12-30 06:42:03
#35 One Shoot by REDA
2015-01-06 10:14:40
#36 One Shoot by REDA
2015-01-06 10:23:54
#37 Balloon Holder for Archery-Design #3 by Advandes
Balloon Holder for Archery Design #3 Made from two supporting structures and a single center pin for attachment
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2015-01-06 17:46:54
#38 DETOURAGE-FCP by zulfadzryl
2015-01-06 17:49:56
#39 Balloon Archery Target_Rev01 by Vitor Milani
Based on your feedback, I refreshed my project: the holders became thinner and I changed the angle to became the deflection a bit better than before.The general concept is the same. If you have other concerns, please let me know.
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2015-01-06 20:06:26
#40 DETOURAGE-Puzzle 'Em by zulfadzryl
2015-01-06 21:29:43
#43 Balloon Archery Target v2 by Irfan
Easy Mold, 3 parts product.
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2015-01-07 13:03:12
#59 Balloon Target by Irfan
Updated assembly with Video, Same size profile.
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2015-01-10 07:24:45
#64 Crawler 4's by zulfadzryl
2015-01-11 09:12:23
#73 SURE AND INDESTRUCTIBLE by Confortola
this is my first version. Give me a feedback please.
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2015-01-13 22:28:00
#74 safe and indestructible by Confortola
this is my first study.
Give me a feedback please.
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2015-01-13 22:32:52
#9 Archery Target Frame-TS by zulfadzryl
2014-12-20 07:24:16
#10 Balloon Archery Stand 2 by Leve
Download Files
An improved version of Balloon Archery Stand, which is lighter and has bigger arms to hold balloons better and prevent them from falling down.
Thin with smooth edges, light and 3Dprintable!
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2014-12-20 11:23:31
#11 Archery Target Frame-SF by zulfadzryl
Snap Fit refer SF Assembly .png
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2014-12-20 16:53:22
#13 TIR-Balloon_SOLIDWORKS-BY_WAGDY by wajdi
2014-12-21 02:25:43
#14 Balloon case by Dat Le
this is my idea, we need 3 part for this model, include 1 support er to make the frame stronger, if you feel exciting with it, please response to me, let me know where you want to change, I will make another one for you.
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2014-12-21 13:22:48
#15 Balloon Archery Target by Irfan
Easy 3D printable, simple 2 plates mold.
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2014-12-22 15:31:12
#22 Balloon Archery Target - Concept 01 by CAD SPARKLES
Hi Zicked,
I have attached my concept , attachment contains 1. details of concept, 2. 3D view cad models here you zoom and rotate the model and you some clarity on my design.
In Screenshot, i have loaded one your input image, this is because i don't want to disclose my design to other, and let me know if you have any issues.
Regards,
Cad Sparkles.
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2014-12-29 08:59:35
#27 Balloon Archery Targets (BAT) by Ridwan Septyawan
See the PDF files attached
I hope this one is like what you want.
Best Regards,
Ridwan S
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2014-12-31 13:30:37
#30 DETOURAGE by zulfadzryl
Declined
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2015-01-04 07:57:53
#32 Balloon Archery Target by Vitor Milani
This projecy is based on two parts united by M4 bolt and nut. Both parts are similar, one has a housing for a nut, so its not needed to have two tools to tighten the bolt (the user will put the nut inside the housing and tighten ten bolt, fixing the both parts together, and the other part has a keyhole to hang it on the wall.
Both parts have some orifices to save material to save material while printing and they have a smooth angle to make it easier to fix the balloons and to save material without harm the structure.
Well I hope that you consider the technical aspects of my project.
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2015-01-06 02:54:18
#41 Balloon frame_V2 by Dat Le
a new concerpt, with a concept drawing, if you like this idea, I will deverlop it to a final product.
Thanks
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2015-01-06 23:16:20
#4 Archery Target Frame by zulfadzryl
Declined
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2014-12-19 04:31:31
#5 Archery Target Frame by zulfadzryl
Declined
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2014-12-19 04:32:42
#7 Archery Target Frame-Smooth by zulfadzryl
Declined
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2014-12-19 18:02:41
#16 Balloon Target Holder - Design 1 by Advandes
Balloon Holder for Archery practice _kids Version
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2014-12-22 22:30:50
#17 Balloon Target Holder - Design 2 with Stake by Advandes
Design 2 with mounting stake and Dimensions
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2014-12-23 20:00:39
#18 Archery Target by h.lau
The two vertical pieces are the same pieces, it simply snaps together. The ramp to lock the verticals with the horizontal piece will depend on the 3D Printer you are planning on using and the thickness of the material it can spew out.
Thanks for considering my design.
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2014-12-23 23:55:50
#23 Balloon Archery by MRM1
2014-12-30 01:04:45

Discussion

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Dat Le

Designer

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:02:02 +0000
I can't see anything of the winner's product, but I like Advandes design.

PETER LAKATOS

Designer

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 07:46:36 +0000
Congrats Tsalpha!

zulfadzryl

Designer

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 23:31:39 +0000
Congratulations tsalpha

REDA

Designer

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:35:00 +0000
but you did not even write down my designs ?? 3 stars and initially 0 stars improving ????? I think you do not look .. it's okay I understand the world that there you can not do anything but come back to me qi you need .. :) and congratulations for the winner

best regards
REDA

Thank you Zicked et good luck

REDA

Designer

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:28:34 +0000
Congrats tsalpha

zicked

Buyer

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:15:41 +0000
Thank you to everyone who participated with this contest. It was truly amazing to see the amount of entries and the amount of designers who participated. First I would like to say that I was overwhelmed with the amount of entries (is that normal to have that many?) and I because of that, I didn't have a very smart plan for keeping track of the entries, ratings, responses, private messages and different types of files submitted. Second I would ask that if your entry was not chosen, please keep your original files private for a 3 months. The reason I ask this is that there were many close runner ups and I may decide to buy your design entry later. After that, I would encourage everyone to submit their designs to the public domain (thingverse, etc) for anyone to use and print (if you are into that). Thanks again and I'll do my best to answer any questions you may have.

REDA

Designer

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:17:13 +0000
He has no right to print like this without seeing my design and it will give an opinion an degrading for designers

zulfadzryl

Designer

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 02:20:17 +0000
I'm thinking Zicked has printed out the winning design.
He will make a surprised by posting the image of the printed and announced the winner :)

REDA thank you for the compliment.
Without knowing...We are all winning ...
but at this point we are waiting for the WINNER.

Even though we come from different parts of the world, we share the same common interest....SHAPES

Peter , Do join us in the invite room...the more the merrier.

Advandes

Designer

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:30:51 +0000
Peter, good "point".

REDA

Designer

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:06:29 +0000
PETER good Luck
but I think the No. 1 gold Zulfadzryl REDA ;) hihi

PETER LAKATOS

Designer

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:00:18 +0000
This is exciting :)!

REDA

Designer

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:58:39 +0000
For my part, I followed exactly the request of the buyer. :) Anyway çe is not a product that remains forever it must be able to sell the maximum zicked ..;)

PETER LAKATOS

Designer

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:18:24 +0000
sloped is better than round http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sloped_armour
:)

Advandes

Designer

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:02:37 +0000
I totally agree with you guys. I am not sure ALL those requirements could ever be achieved with this application, specifically Flawless and Durable. My only concern would be with an arrow hitting the device on a direct hit, that is why I think the best designs should have totally round edges, an open center and in two parts per the initial request. As Zicked gave higher marks for alternate designs it appeared that many of us changed course...I have to say this was a fun project for this site and with awesome participation. I expect Zicked is pleased with what they have received.... See you guys in the next challenge...8-)

zulfadzryl

Designer

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:51:39 +0000
Peter,
We share the same thoughts :)

As a recap the ingredients are :
Robust, Flawless , Durable, User Friendly, Usability, Uniformity, Manufacturability, Functionality and appearance.

PETER LAKATOS

Designer

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:55:52 +0000
thoughts*

PETER LAKATOS

Designer

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:55:41 +0000
My thougst is that the key words are :
- robust : no thin walls in the joints - after using it a lot the sun will cure the plastic making it brittle
thin walls=short life
- joints that do not allow the components to twist in the joint, less wear and tear, plus the shape is always the same, beautifully aligned.
- good looks - today's technology allows good looking products, there is no excuse for poor taste design.
-sloped surfaces for the arrow to hit without damaging the target.

zulfadzryl

Designer

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:56:16 +0000
Hi Zicked,

The correct answer is?

Advandes

Designer

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:48:40 +0000
I am guessing Michal has the best design, and then mine....or maybe Mine then Michal....8-)...everyone had a great effort on this project and my hats off to all of you!

zulfadzryl

Designer

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:47:04 +0000
I choose Advandes, Dat Le,Reda,Fadli and Michal....

Drum roll....finger crossing

All the best guys :)

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