Case Design for GPS Tracker

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DESIGN BRIEF
Design and develop a GPS tracker with IP compliance ratings, to be used in vehicle tracking system, device should be simple, compact and have port for USB charging that includes two buttons with indications, also  LED lights for notification purpose.

01. THE INTIAL PHASE – IDEATION & CONCEPT SKETCHING
Before entering directly into 3D model, our team had interactions and brain-storming about GPS tracker, starting from research about the product(trackers) to IP ratings which is currently used in global market. Such group work always helps to have the best output, we got some appealing concept sketches from our team. This helped us to arrive on shape, size and aesthetics of the product in initial stage. Case design concept sketches

02. THE DESIGN PHASE – MODEL MAKING
From our concept sketches, client  chose one model, as they believed it to be impressive out of  the rest. With the chosen one, our design team started to work with technical constrains. Once the technical part was done, we started with outer aesthetics and colors based on product market. Here is a glimpse of how it started from sketch book to CAD model.

Enclosure design concept sketches

03. TECHNICAL CONSTRAINS:

A. Device had to be designed under IP Certificate compilation; our design team faced few interesting challenges to carry over.

B. The enclosure needs to have buttons and lights on the top layer.

C. To compile with the IP rating the enclosure needed a thick wall to place a gasket over it.

D. Since it is a RF device, the walls need to be thinner, to ensure that there is no disturbance for RF waves.
So a custom shape was built to make these two aligned.

04. TWO SHOT MOULDING

Based on analysis with our design and development team, we  decided to have two shot molding for waterproof enclosure, as it is going to be used in vehicles for tracking purpose. The enclosure will have two layers at the top, one made off Polycarbonate material for strength and another of silicon which is over the polycarbonate material that acts as second layer also the water proof system, acts as buttons, and also used in aesthetically and IP rating purpose.

05. THE RESULT PHASE – PROTOTYPE

As a result, outcome of the product is appealing ( images are posted below), our clients are completely impressed with this and we got lot more orders related to the same. The design is a mix of quality and finishes, which fits together to create a stylish, minimalist and highly efficient look.

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