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Revelight X National Gallery Singapore
Artist Impression of Revelight


The Revelight project (Product design)

Table of contents
1. Introduction
2. Challenges
3. Designing the projector case
4, Securing the base and the case
5. Polishing the case for filming and presentation
6. Designing for the prototype
7. Finalising prototype for submission
8. Projection Contents
9. Conclusion


Common’s core business positions itself in the strategic design consultancy space. Although maintaining consultancy services as it’s core business, the team at common initiated the idea to explore beyond services offerings.


Revelight was initially a prototype idea done to pitch ideas into existing clients as part of the design solution. This idea set a stage to bring the idea into a real product is materialized when the investors of y-Labs(part of the national gallery), saw the potential of what Revelight could offer in the innovation space.


Just reimagine what conventional projector could potentially be. Beyond just projection with the current bulky
and heavy design, we envision to create the world’s first portable smart projector.


Challenges
One of the design challenge faced is to engineer the space that could fit in multiple components of the projector to make it “mobile”. With the current prototype based done, my role is to unsure that the case design and the prototype base would compliment and fit together seamlessly.

*Existing prototype base

Internal Improvements
The challenge here is to improve the airflow, optimise the cables so that it stays secure and firm during movement.
- Improve on airflow with a mini fan without consuming too much electricity.
- Have a internal battery to charge to components that is also able to be charged externally
- Improve cable management with special shaped wires.

The optimised components placement

Designing the projector case

Challenges
- Design and 3D Print a complimentary case to fit with the base
- Find a solution to wield them together without damaging the 3D print prototype or the case
- Design a simple solution to turn the internal components on & off easily.

3D modelled in Shapr3D

Challenge Accepted
We went to see a 3D printing shop to ask for advice. The 3D model of the case was done in a software in iPad called Shapr3D. However due to it's workflow limitations, we are not able to accurately 3D print the model from the printer.

The 3D printing expert suggest to use fusion 360 to achieve better printing accuracy based on the measurements. They also showed great examples of how other engineers reenforce their structure to be more sturdy. 

3D printing materials and engineering references

" Due to the timeline of the project, with only 24 hours to submit the 3D model for print to be on time, he shared that it's almost impossible for someone to learn, execute and deliver a model with engineered structure to optimize the case for printing. "

"Possibilities arises when one let go of who they think they are "
Design Timelapse
To ensure that the design of the case would fit with the existing base of the projector, accurate measurements of every single parts of the projector base including the components and down to the screws are considered. Hence, using a CAD software would be the best way to propel the design along with accurate metrics to form the case.

Designing for the prototype
As we are designing for a prototype, a few buttons to power up the projector are difficult to reach. With that consideration, we create pockets of holes as a design style to address heating issues and usability issues for the projector.
3D printed successful!
Challenge #2
The design in fusion360 are based on measurements and hypothetical placement of what could be possible when bring the two part together. A issue we encounter after 3D printing the case was that the wires does not fit the casing.
Since reprinting is no an option anymore, the secure bridge was cut to accommodate the wire. 

Securing the base and the case
Challenge #3​​​​​​​
After having the case 3D printed, one roadblocks of the case is to have the case and the base secured together. With the current prototype design of the base, the only solution was to drill holes into the base and the case to secure them together. Great care was taken when drilling the holes.
Based drilling successful! 
Polishing the case
Before
After
SWITCH Event
Our final presentation of the Revelight projector is being featured during he SWITCH event.


Behind the scenes
Contents done for the switch event
Y-Labs Showcase Launch
We also had the opportunity to showcase our products during the official Y-labs showcase launch.
The video showcase during the opening ceremony
Finalising prototype for submission​​​​​​​
Creating an adaptation of the artwork based on the original work of Forest Fire
Defining the visual direction for the contents for the projected Image
Storyboards of the whole projection process
Final Renders
Preparing the projection space
Conclusion
The team at y-labs and national gallery has given us constructive inputs during our engagement with them.

Thank you! 

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Idea + Concept: Jon Ng (Common Design) Tech Development: Nathan Chew / Heshan Case Design & Engineering: Ivan Yeo Content Design: Ivan Yeo
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