Interactive water bottle sleeve

Made by Amber Paige

The goal of this project was to make a sleeve which added functionality to the water bottle. Making the user (me) less likely to forget it and drink water more often.

Created: February 8th, 2019

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Investigating different rotating mechanisms and using a slot in the design

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Exploration of potential sleeve designs.
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Sketches of final sleeve parts and rotating mechanism. 

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Initial rotating mechanism designs.
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Inner and outer sleeve patterns above, respectively. Created using Adobe Photoshop. 

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Final parts sketches.
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Cut for a rotating slot mechanism. First prototype showed that the slots did not hold shape after heat forming and were not reliable. 

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Inner and outer sleeve prototypes to test sizing after heat forming. 

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Cardboard form used to heat form final outer sleeve prototype (and final outer sleeve shown in final assembly). 

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Final assembly.
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Sleeve attached to water bottle. Tight fit keeps it from slipping off, but is still easily removed.
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Final sleeve assembly. The layering of the dark blue inner sleeve and white outer sleeve are meant to emulate the pattern of water when looking up at its surface. By rotating the sleeves around each other, the user can mimic the ever-changing motion that this pattern typically has. 

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Video of rotating mechanism.
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The goal of this project was to make a sleeve which added functionality to the water bottle. Making the user (me) less likely to forget it and drink water more often.