THE VINCI - Protocol analyser & converter
THE VINCI  
Serial interface protocol analyzer & Universal serial interface converter
THE VINCI is the best choice for applications requiring the highest versatility of physical serial communication interfaces. Commissioning engineers, system integrators and product developers will especially appreciate the possibility to perform wiring and plausibility checks of serial interface wires and convert physical interface from one to another.

THE VINCI's industrial design is inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's illustration "Vitruvian Man", which represents the golden ratio of the human body. The elements are positioned so that they would prolong the lines of the drawn figure and create a perfectly ergonomic shape of the device, convenient to handle every day.

Designer: Denis Orlenok
Brand: Elseta
Manufacturer: Aedilis
Post-production and retouch: Denis Orlenok

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THE VINCI helps user to monitor what is being transmitted over RS232, RS485 and even over fiber optical cable in order to solve communication problems between devices. THE VINCI also helps to convert serial interfaces - it allows to change serial interface from RS232 to RS485 or to the Fiber optic. Any other combinations are supported as well. Whether user is developing a new solution or considering obtaining a converter, THE VINCI is a wise choice.
The main stylistic research was based on the analysis of "The Vitruvian Man" drawing according to Leonardo da Vinci and application of the golden ratio principals into the design and positioning of the elements - depth and angle of RS232 as well as RS485 and fiber optics were carefully calculated for the ergonomic and comfortable usage on the daily basis in the engineers' professional working field. First prototypes were made of different type plastic, but this material was not suitable for the working conditions - that was the main reason for the selection of a much stronger and more sustainable material such as aluminum. The most exciting part of the design development was a creation of an aesthetic inside, micro-architectonic walls of the case and holders for the PCB of the product that are left unseen behind the realization of the final product.
DESIGN PROCESS
The Vinci has started from scratch.
First sketches and ideas. Ergonomical usage research.
FIRST PROTOTYPE
Plexiglass transparent & black
Leonardo da Vinci's illustration "Vitruvian Man" outline
DESIGN OF THE FORM and FIRST 3D PRINTED PROTOTYPE
Principle of assemply with first 3D visualisations and protorype made according to the drawings prepared for aluminium CNC cutting
FIRST PORTION
MATTE ALUMINIUM SURFACE
SECOND PORTION
SHINY TWO COLOR SURFACE
The biggest challenge of the design development process was a selection of the most suitable material for the production and definition of the right aluminum alloy for industrial processes - it supposed to be a balanced decision between hard and soft compound - strong and proof enough for the daily usage, but suitable productive CNC cutting, for surface turning processes, anodizing, engraving with an aesthetic outlook.

SEARCHING FOR THE PERFECT SURFACE
Experiments with different technological sufrace-finishing processes
ON THE PRODUCTION LINE
Looking after the production process in order to achieve desired surface with the righ "turning step" surface
Especial attention was dedicated for the development of the turning rings of the surface, depth of the engraving and anodizing. Product consist of one PCB and two case forms of the recyclable aluminum that have a special locking system of an assembly and can not be assembled otherwise. All stages of the production are controlled and looked after at the factories and each device is created with a special care and attention with no accidental difference.
THE LAST CHECK BEFORE MASS PRODUCTION
PACKAGE DESIGN
SEARCHING FOR PERFECTION
Looking for the best components' positioning in the box design
Easy to get and nice to put back as well as carry!
IF DESIGN AWARDS 2014
The team of The Vinci creators:
Jurij Stolnikov - Electronics and soft; Engineer at Elseta
Denis Orlenok - Product industrial design and packaging; Designer at UAB "Aedilis" and Elseta
Raimundas Slavinskas - Inventor of The Vinci and leader of the producton; General manager of UAB "Aedilis"
Tomas Šinkūnas - Leader of the creation process, tester; Elseta CEO
GERAS DIZAINAS 2014
"Good Design 2014" Award
Awarded by the president of the Republic of Lithuania.
THE VINCI HAS BEEN EXHIBITED:
2014 (March - September)  "iF design" exhibition in Hamburg, Germany
2014 (May - November)  "iF design" exhibition in Shenzhen, China
2014 (May 6)  "Geras dizainas" ("Good design") exhibition in Vilnius Presidential House, Lithuania
2014 (May 5 - May 19)  Design Week in KTU, Kaunas, Lithuania
2014 (May 7 - May 12)  "Geras dizainas" ("Good design") exhibition in Energy and Technology Museum as part of design week in Vilnius, Lithuania

THE VINCI - Protocol analyser & converter
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