Design an Enclosure for a Small Bluetooth Gadget

Engineering & Architecture 3D Modeling & CAD Posted 2 years ago


Hours to be determined
Less than 1 month

Intermediate Level

Start Date

November 15, 2013


Design matters.  Design an enclosure for an electronic device that links 2-way hand-held radios to smart phones via Bluetooth.  The enclosure needs to be simple, beautiful and space efficient.  The product is built for hobbyists and tinkerers and should be easily taken apart and put back together.

This is a successful product on the market today that is ready for more mass-market appeal.

Here's what we have today:

Key elements are 2 LED indicators, 1 slide switch, one push-button switch, one 3.5mm phone jack and one mini-USB connector.  Like any product designer, I have ideas for what will work.  I am looking for a collaborator with a keen sense of design.

The circuit board and battery are shrink-wrapped together.  Highly space-efficient.  But lacking in design.  The enclosure needs to be easily 3D printed (@ shapeways or on a personal 3D printer for example) and capable of being injection molded.

Key skills:
Product design
Mechanical engineering
Solid modeling/CAD
Rapid prototyping
Injection molding

I will provide 2D drafts and 3D models of the board and battery.

A successful engagement will result in the designer understanding the design constraints, finding innovative and creative solutions, producing beautiful, simple designs and then working with me as a design is refined via rapid prototyping.

This is already a successful product.  This is an opportunity for an innovative designer to be a part of that continuing success.  My design philosophy is "easy to use, hard to misuse."

I am looking for someone who understands how to design for manufacturability, durability, practicality, beauty and simplicity.

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