Case Study

The WOWsolar line of products provide Pay-As-You-Go power for off-the-grid families. These products provide home lighting and cell phone charging for those parts of the world living on four dollars or less a day. Over time, users simply add solar panels and battery packs to climb the energy ladder.

Driven Innovation worked side by side with the team at Amped Innovation providing Industrial Design, Mechanical Design / engineering, light pipe design, CAD structural simulation, and production DFM for the main product housing, external lights and wall mount bracket.

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Product assembly

The main product housing consists of two injection molded parts. All internal components are loaded into the bottom housing and the front housing is secured from the back.

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Housing textures

High gloss surfaces are used as contrast to the light body texture and to accentuate the front control surface. 

 

 

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Connectors and bracket

The main housing locks onto the wall bracket.All external connectors were grouped together on the sides and positioned underneath the round overhang feature.

 

 

 

 

The external lights utilize a translucent domed lens to create an even, diffused light. 

 

 

 

 

The top housing and lens snap together. The PCB uses two screws and four pins to locate and attach to the top housing.

 

 

 

The main housing has numerous internal features to hold the internal components and to allow access to external connectors.

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Driven designed and engineered a custom light pipe. This part combined light pipes for the status LED's and also light pipes for a seven segment display. This reduced cost and achieved the desired product look.