New product design contest, "Transmitter Modular Challenge" has been recently release on the site Desall.com, organised by AUTEC, the leading manufacturer of wireless control devices, invites you to design a new concept of portable modular transmitting unit.
AUTEC is looking for a new concept of transmitting unit characterised by a modular system, that enables the company to customise the remote controls based on their clients’ needs, with a view to offering a custom-solution for the control and handling of small size self-propelled machines, lifting machines or similar, to be used either in industrial environments or in environments for civil use.
➜ The new wireless transmitting unit shall be a professional product, portable, handheld, used with one hand only (right or left), with or without protective gloves, customisable with various modules, for a minimum of 4 buttons and a maximum of 10 buttons in total.
➜ The most distinctive and significant trait of the new transmitting unit will be the ability to offer various configurations, thanks to a clasping system between complementary modules. The system you propose shall take into account the suggested configurations and the need to be dust tight and resistant to water projected from a nozzle (IP65 certification), in any moment. The modules will not be assembled by the final client or by the operator that uses the device, rather they will be delivered to the client ready-to-use.
➜ The transmitting unit will be a professional product, to be used in industrial environments or in environments for civil use, inside working site areas or other contexts, either inside the building or outdoors, even under harsh environmental conditions.
➜ The design of your modular transmitting unit shall be modern and minimal, with simple shapes, not too elaborate. The proposals that will succeed in optimising shapes, size and components with a view to reducing the production costs as much as possible will be greatly appreciated. Great attention will be given to ergonomics and to the appropriate balance of the transmitting unit, for a more comfortable use by the operator. For the plastics prefer the use of the brand colours, that is yellow and black; alternatively, you may suggest other colours, as long as they are different from one another and highly visible. The rubber shall be black. At your discretion the possibility to suggest surface finishes, as long as they do not foster the formation and accumulation of dirt.
➜ The modular transmitting unit shall be made of plastics and rubber, which are weather resistant and apt to ensure proper protection against dust and water projected from a nozzle (IP65). For safety reasons, no metal or electrically conductive materials can be employed.
➜ The modular transmitting unit shall be designed in view of its industrialisation (injection moulding and rapid assembly), thus avoiding complex manual processes and with a particular attention to reducing at the minimum the number of needed components.
You are invited to show your transmitting unit in at least the following two configurations:
1) BASIC CONFIGURATION, consisting of:
a) 1 x Basic module
2) COMPLETE CONFIGURATION, consisting of:
a) 1 x Basic module
b) 3 x Buttons module
c) 1 × 1,8” display module
d) 1 x e-STOP button module
e) 1 x “Service” module
➜ Upload all the images that better present your projects (rendering, descriptions, CAD files, etc.) showing in detail at least the basic configuration, the complete configuration and the clasping system between modules. Preferably attach the 3D files in .STP/.IGS format, inside a .ZIP archive, which might contain additional materials useful for the evaluation of the project.
➜ Usability (5/5)
➜ Degree of innovation (4/5)
➜ Modularity (4/5)
➜ Aesthetics (4/5)
➜ Technical feasibility (3/5)
The Winner will be announced approximately before the end of October 2020.
There is no entry fee to partecipate!
It's free to enter!
This competition is open to designers and creative talents of any nationality aged 18 years or older.
The 1st prize winner will recive €5.000
For the duration of the option right, the Sponsor offers an extra chance to all participants setting a fee of Euro 2,500 for the purchase of the license for the economical exploitation of the projects not-acknowledged as the winning proposals.
Further Informations ⇣
For all further information about you need to consult the official website: https://desall.com/Contest/Transmitter-Modular-Challenge/Brief