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DeWalt Powerstation presentation

  1. 1. The PowerstationPhase 1: Problem FindingAaron Pierce
  2. 2. Construction Site ResearchJobsite: Shelby Engineering Partition teams 1&2
  3. 3. Construction Site ResearchPlug it in, plug it in… Partition teams 1&2
  4. 4. Phase 2: Problem Research + Initial ConceptsAaron
  5. 5. Plug It In: jobsite cord management:Plugging in and getting the power you need to get the job done right. Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  6. 6. Plug it in & Charge it Up…Addressing the issues of chargingmore than one Li-Ion battery andplugs that supply power to 3 ormore separate extension cords. Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  7. 7. Is there a better way to do this?While self-built power boxes providetemporary power, they increase therisk of blowing breakers, with thepossibility of electrocution. Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  8. 8. Can we appeal to smaller scaleconstruction?Commercial site renovationsencounter the same problem aslarger build-outs , but on a smallerscale.They need to be able to deliver theequivalent amount of power from asmaller junction box. Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  9. 9. OSHA Requirements:Keep cords free from walkwaysand standing or flowing waterBattery Charging: Battery charging installations must be located in areas designated for that purpose. When batteries are being charged, vent caps must be maintained in functioning condition and kept in place to avoid electrolyte spray. Also, charging apparatus must be protected from damage... Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  10. 10. Goals…Use established temporary power.Accommodate multiple batteriesand cords.Deliver more power , moreefficiently. Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  11. 11. The Fit:Address the issues found from OSHA to safely provide electricity from a temporary power sourceAccommodate existing power cables, multiple outlets and battery chargers, in a rugged and durable way. Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  12. 12. CriteriaEasier to use than existing methodsof “jerry-rigging” electricalconnections.Multiple cord and battery bays.More efficiently use availabletemporary power. Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  13. 13. ProfessionalsMultipurpose ChargerMarket ResearchWhere is everybody? Specialized VarietyTool Base:Specialized or Tool VarietyAudience:Professional or DIY DIYers Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  14. 14. Battery Product Analysis…Companies…Makita$25 - $17012v-18v Single Battery ChargersAutomotive Application Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  15. 15. Battery Product Analysis…Companies…Bosch$30 - $100Single and Dual Bay BatteryChargersAutomotive ApplicationNo Cord ManagementOr powerstrip capacity Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  16. 16. Battery Product Analysis…Companies…Milwaukee$25 - $160Single to Triple BayLi-ion Battery ChargersLimited cord managementNo power strip capacity Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  17. 17. Battery Product Analysis…Companies…DeWalt$25 - $160Single to Triple BayLi-ion Battery ChargersJobsite RadioLight cord management Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  18. 18. Initial Sketches: Power StationCriteria…InvincibleMultiple Li-Ion/Nickel CadmiumBattery ChargersCord & Plug ManagementPowered by 120V Power SourceOSHA Compliant Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  19. 19. Initial Sketches: Power StationCriteria…InvincibleMultiple Li-Ion/Nickel CadmiumBattery ChargersCord & Plug ManagementPowered by 120V Power SourceOSHA Compliant Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  20. 20. Phase 3: Concept DevelopmentAaron Pierce
  21. 21. Plug It In: Jobsite cord management:Plugging in and getting the power you need to get the job done right. Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  22. 22. The Scenario…Electricians are required to installthe temporary power on manyjobsites.They wire up a few GFCI outletsfrom the junction box, to provide asemi-reliable power source for thecontractor to use. Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  23. 23. A power struggle…As the workers use cordless toolsmore, more battery chargers areneeded.These added chargers drain theneeded power supply for cordedtools, resulting in trippedbreakers. Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  24. 24. Time and money wasted…Repetitious building and tearingdown temporary power.Outlets in an unmanaged waycreating problems for batterychargers and corded tools.Workers having to walk back andforth from chargers.Chargers being stolen. Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  25. 25. Critical To Qualities…Use established temporarypower methods.Accommodate multiple batteriesand cords in a modular fashionDeliver power more efficiently.Save the electrician time andmoney by eliminating menialinstallation problems Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  26. 26. The Concept Goals:Accommodate the issues seen on jobsites with temporary power installation and usage with a new kind ofproduct.Manage existing power cables, multiple outlets and battery chargers, in a rugged and durable way that istransportable from either vehicles or gang boxes. Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  27. 27. Concept Direction :Lithium Battery ChargerPros…InvincibleMultiple Li-Ion/Nickel CadmiumBattery ChargersMultiple Battery chargersPowered by 120V Power SourceOSHA Compliant Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  28. 28. Concept Direction :Lithium Battery ChargerCons…Patented by RyobiLack of securityNo storage or cord managementNot modularNot enough plugs, batteries are stilldistant from workers in one location. Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  29. 29. Concept Competing Products…The 10C – MultichargerRyobi’s Multi-Battery ChargerKnaack’s Job Boxes: StorageWhere does all this converge? Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  30. 30. Development… Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  31. 31. Construction Site ResearchPartition teams 1&2
  32. 32. Initial SketchesBased on feedback from Jim Watsonand the BSCI team, I explored thosepossibilities through sketches Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  33. 33. Initial SketchesBased on feedback from Jim Watsonand the BSCI team, I explored thosepossibilities through sketching Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  34. 34. Feedback on Sketches Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  35. 35. Feedback on SketchesBased on feedback from MichaelSchumacher, a general contractor“My electricians can use this, thecords just get ‘thrown’ into theback of the truck, and gettangled. This would give the cordsa place to go at the end of theday” Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  36. 36. Sequence of UseAfter reviewing the sequence ofuse, It became obvious that I wascreating more steps to the processthan making each step moreefficient. These concepts becamesimpler. Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  37. 37. Sketch Model DevelopmentBlack and Decker Senior DesignerTom Murray visited our studio,providing further feedback into thedevelopment of a sketch model Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  38. 38. Sketch Model DevelopmentBlack and Decker Senior DesignerTom Murray visited our studio,providing further feedback into thedevelopment of a “sketch model”“…avoid a functionless, flat lid A5-gallon bucket recess would addfurther functionality, along withcharger bays for cell phones oriPhones.” Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  39. 39. Sketch Model FeedbackGreg Lanier, owner ofAuburn Electrical Construction Co., Inc.Conversation Notes:-Wire Size to Amperage-Breakers and GFCI outlets-Thinner Wheels-Jobsite Security Problems are #1-DeWalt Tools vs. everyone else Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  40. 40. Sketch Model FeedbackGreg Lanier, owner ofAuburn Electrical Construction Co., Inc.Model Notes-iPad/Smart phone compatibility-No need to link multiples-Lockable and Secure-More Storage on the lid and back ofstation-Larger, Sturdier Handle-Thinner wheels, like a bike Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  41. 41. Final Concept:After choosing the concept that bestmet the end-user needs, and do so in anattractive way within that context. Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  42. 42. Final Concept:The DeWalt PowerStationAfter choosing the concept thatbest met the end-user needs, anddo so in an attractive way withinthat context. Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  43. 43. Strong Sturdy HandlesCarry handles on both ends allow foreasy pick up and set down in the bed ofa truck, trailer, or gangbox. Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  44. 44. SecureIncorporates for a padlock through thesnap-latch handle to keep chargers andcords safe. Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  45. 45. ModularTwo modular units nest on either side ofthe DeWalt Powerstation provide twooutlets and a multi-chemistry batterycharger with a 15’ cord wrapped at theback of the uniit. Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  46. 46. Atop-lid StorageClear lidded containers for hard-to-findhardware, charging your connectivitydevices. Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  47. 47. Strong Sturdy HandleHandle extends up to the best height forusers, approximately 32” Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  48. 48. Snap Latch LidBy squeezing the latch on the front ofthe Powerstation Construction Site Research Partition teams 1&2
  49. 49. Final Solution: The PowerstationAaron Pierce
  50. 50. The problem… Many solutions available toelectricians have to be adapted or modified to install temporary power on a jobsite.
  51. 51. The “traditional” way…Most large commercial jobsitesconstruct Spider boxes that areheavy and cumbersome torelocate.
  52. 52. The interface problem… Cordless Drills use batteries that are plugged into chargers. These must be in an easy and time-saving location to the workers.
  53. 53. 11/2111/19 11/29 11/22 Model DevelopmentAppearance model construction from welding to painted assembly. 11/30
  54. 54. Powered Storage Container The Powerstation uses the power supplied by scope, in a way that is modular. Allowing the workers to charge and work on the same line.
  55. 55. 15’ Working Radii15’ Extension Cords supplied on the unit make working on parts of the of the building from the same unit possible.
  56. 56. Portable, Secure StorageThe Powerstation makes it easier totake down the equipment at theend of the day, locking up with theextension cords, batteries andchargers.
  57. 57. quence of use: Step 1 Romex Cables are wired into ystem, powering the interioret, and modular units
  58. 58. Sequence of use: 2Pull out the modular units. plug inany other tools. Begin working.

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