Extreme Redesign Contest
Post-Secondary : 2nd Place
Electronic Toothbrush Wall Mount
Designer: Bruce Cherry
School: Lake Washington Technical College
Location: Mountlake Terrace, Wash.
Wall-mount for an electric toothbrush
This design is specific to a popular brand of electric toothbrush and has been designed to be prototyped using stereo lithography without considerations for quantity manufacturing.
Failure of original manufacturers’ design:
This toothbrush comes with a counter-top charger/stand which orients the brush end up allowing liquids remaining on the bristles after use to drain down into a cavity in the handle. The result is unsanitary and unpleasant.
Features of this product:
- Wall mounted with the brush suspended downward into a glass cup.
- The cup (a shot glass from an espresso bar), if empty, will catch any drainage from the bristles and if it contains an antiseptic liquid, will help prevent periodontal re-infection by bacteria carried on the brush.
- The charger can be placed on the end of the handle when its use is required. (This toothbrush will operate almost a month between recharges in a deep-cycle mode eliminating the need to trickle-charge it continuously between uses. The fact that the charger can be used as needed eliminates the need to incorporate the charger into the stand.)
This design was modeled in Autodesk Inventor v10 using hybrid surface & solid techniques.