This is the project which replaced the Streamlined Architecture Project https://alejandro-pina.com/2021/02/19/streamlined-architecture-2019/. I worked with my friend, Maverick, on this project. His family owns a production rental company (Skye Rentals https://www.skyerentals.com/) and they were in need of a better and more affordable Vanity Station to rent out to their customers so we were given the task of designing and building one then eventually producing more of them to sell Skye Rentals and maybe to others.
Everything was done in SOLIDWORKS. We started by making a basic design for the vanity station along with some animations just to get a feel for it. I did all of the 3D CAD and animations. Maverick was more in charge of coming up with or getting ideas for features the vanity station would have. After that we made a second design which could be collapsed vertically for storage and had five doors in which you could store things. The second design was unnecessarily complicated though and didn’t even have all the features Skye Rentals was looking for so the final design went back to a simpler but better design.
Similar to the first design, the final design rotated around an axis to open and close. We also replaced the storage features of the second design with shelving and open aluminum cups inside the tabletop which proved to be more practical. The final design was also much larger than the other two.
When building the final design I made the SOLIDWORKS drawings for cutting out the wood and wired the electronics for the outlets and light switch as well as some of the wood manufacturing. Maverick did most of the wood manufacturing and assembly as well as the wiring for the lights. As the 2020 FRC season https://alejandro-pina.com/2021/02/19/first-robotics-competition-2020/ approached I spent less and less time on this project. Then once the season started up the project was put on hold (Maverick was also on the Bosco Tech FRC team). Covid delayed the project even further back and the last time I saw the final design build in person it was still in two pieces but since then during the 2020 winter break Maverick went back and finished the build. Not only that but recently sometime around that same time we got 2 orders for a total of 40 of these vanity stations (20 from Skye Rentals and 20 from another company). We will have to get those manufactured elsewhere since it is such a large order. Below is a gallery of pictures throughout the project as well as the two animations I made for the first basic design. Thanks For Viewing!
As of 2021 there is still a significant demand for more of these vanity stations