Model Finished

The model for the product is currently finished. Unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of it before I left the studio. There are some minor differences between the final model and what the actual product would look like because of limitations of making it by hand. Also the final model is set up to be permanently open as opposed to opening and closing.

presentation board complete

The presentation board for the product is complete.

Here is the final presentation board.

Solidworks complete

The solidworks of the product is complete.

Here is a picture of the main drawing without the outside weaving.

Weaving pattern

After some experimentation I decided to use a weaving pattern which I have been calling a square pattern. For it I use relatively large strands and  the vertical and horizontal weaves are close together with equal spacing.
This picture should give an idea of what it would look like.

Weaving

One of the most important aspects of this product is that it is as compact as possible, because of this the side panels ideally would be flat so that they take up least possible space. But if the panels were completely flat they wouldn’t be very aesthetically pleasing. After some thought and after looking at a lot of other products for examples I came to notice products with rattan style weaving. 
This album shows some of the products I saw.

While traditionally in the past such weaving would have been done with rattan most of it today is actually done with plastic. It is often used in garden furniture and can endure the elements of being left outside, but in recent times a lot of other products have been using it too. In some cases the actual weaving pattern it’s self is fake and is moulded in one piece using injection moulding.

Wheels

For a large amount of the project I had been considering using stairclimber wheels. An example can be seen here.

The choice of using these wheels was originally because it would make the product easier to bring up stairs but after balancing benefits and drawbacks I decided normal wheels were better. While stairclimber wheels make it easier to bring the product up stairs it also makes it harder for the wheels to turn on flat surfaces. More importantly for this project the stairclimber wheels would cause a large increase of the depth and height of the product. As this project is aiming to be as small as possible that is a big drawback.

Final Design With Details

Here is the final design, however while I was photographing the drawings to post here I didn’t have access to a good light source. I will repost the drawings again when I can retake the photos with better lighting.

There are also some combined views which I intended to generate in photoshop but because the current photographs have poor lighting I will generate them with the better lighting photos when I can get them. (Namely a view of the speakers mounted on the body and a full view of the body with the projector table raised.)

 

Side and Front View. The side view on both sides are mirror images of each other. On the sides there is netting pouches secured with elastic for holding wires.

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A drawing of the top panel which slides on and off. IN general a large but very simple part.

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Back view and a view of the slide on grate on it’s own. 

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 The projector table and it’s tilting mechanism.

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Projector Table Lifting Mechanism.
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Speakers Front and side view. Also a detail of the mechanism for keeping the speakers in place when attached to the body. When attached to the body the legs of the speakers act as handles for pushing and pulling it.

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Structural foam information

This document contains a large amount of information about Structural Foam which is currently being considered for the main case of the product.

http://www.endexint.net/downloads/StructuralFoamGenInfo.pdf

Style Board

This is a styleboard for the product. The intention is to follow a “stealth” style which will make the product aesthetically pleasing while during screenings in a dark room the dark colours should make it less noticeable.Image

Universal projector mount

The vast majority of projectors can he held using universal projector mounts. Typically these are used for hanging projectors up side down from the ceiling. But in the case of this product they could be used simply to hold the projector in place. In the current idea for the product a universal projector mount will hold the projector to a swinging arm which puts it away and takes it out.