Industrial Group Project

University of Strathclyde

EcoClean’s task was to redesign and develop an innovative smart spray bottle that would best showcase an eco-friendly solution for self-cleaning work surfaces in homes, workplaces, and other public areas. The main challenge was to design a sleek, sophisticated bottle that could be displayed and blend into any environment. Additionally, the smart technology would sense the bottle emptying and notifications would inform the user when a cleaning pod refill was required.

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Concept Generation

The team first started the project by sketching up a variety of possible designs for the client since they wanted fresh new ideas and to make the spray bottle look subtle and futuristic.

Ross - Concepts
Ross - Concepts
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Team Member 1 Concepts
Team Member 1 Concepts
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Team Member 2 Concepts
Team Member 2 Concepts
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Team Member 3 Concepts
Team Member 3 Concepts
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Prototyping

After discussions with the client and a better understanding of his image for the bottle we were able to start prototyping the design from foamboard to gain a greater understanding of not only the size of the bottle but the ergonomics of the bottle and how it would fix in the user's hand.

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Final Design
First Prototype
Trigger Head Design 1
Trigger Head Design 2
Trigger Head Design 3
Trigger Head Design CAD
Trigger Head Design CAD
Trigger Head Design CAD
Trigger Head Design CAD
 

Trigger Mechanism

With the team delegating tasks during lcokdown the objectives of the project had to change since we were no longer able to use workshops or have access to proper machines or materials. 

My task was to prove and prototype the trigger mechanism which was first drawen up roughly on CAD until physical prototypes could be created. The trigger/pump mechanism pulls back horizontally into the bottle and with insipration from a water pistol pump, different variations and developments were implemented into the design

CAD Mock-up
CAD Mock-up
CAD Mock-up
Trigger head
Spring trigger prototype 1
Water pistol pump prototype 1
Final rough prototype
Final rough prototype
Final rough prototype
Final rough prototype
Final rough prototype
CAD Alterations
CAD Alterations
CAD Alterations
CAD Final
 

Final Outcome

After continous developments and alterations the team were able to 3D print the final desgin which gave us an oppurtunity to compare it to other bottles and allow real users to actaully test the design out for themselves by incorporating a water pistol pump into the print.

3D Printed Components
3D Printed Construction
3D Print
Comparison to other cleaning bottles
Bottles fit with hand
Kitchen display
User and bottle