Sports Memorabilia Product Design

Waymaker Engineering desires to deliver top-tier electrical engineering solutions tailored to meet our clients’ specific needs. One of our recent projects involved designing the electronics for a sports memorabilia product.  Our client is seeking mass production of this product for sale at sporting events. This project highlights our engineering services and our commitment to excellence in product design.

What We Did

  • Schematics and PCBs: We selected components, designed the schematics, and laid out multiple printed circuit boards (PCBs).
  • Microcontroller Firmware: Our team developed the firmware for the on-board microcontroller to run the product smoothly and efficiently.
  • Assembly and Testing: We assembled the PCBs in house and performed thorough testing of the assemblies and firmware to ensure error-free functionality.

Tackling Key Design Challenges

Throughout the development process, there were many critical engineering areas we managed:

  • Capacitive Touch Sensor Integration: We designed a touch sensor used to activate the product upon touching the enclosure with a hand.
  • Sizing and Sourcing a DC Motor: We carefully selected and sized a DC motor to ensure proper performance and reduce motor stress. We also worked with an overseas supplier to source the motor to reduce manufacturing costs.
  • DC Motor Management: We integrated a controller IC to manage motor speed and bi-directional movement.
  • Power Management: This product was powered by a Lithium-Polymer (Li-Po) battery and charged via a USB Type C connection.  Managing power consumption, peak currents, and battery charging safety was crucial for a successful design.
  • LED Illumination:  We selected LEDs based on power consumption and color temperature and managed heat dissipation to ensure consistent reliable performance.

We collaborated with PRG Prototyping who designed and manufactured the product’s enclosure. 

At Waymaker Engineering, we are eager to take on new challenges and collaborate with clients seeking innovative engineering solutions. Whether you’re looking to bring a new product to market or enhance an existing design, our team has the expertise and dedication to turn your vision into reality. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you achieve your goals.

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