Motorized monitor lift

During some intense weeks while this course lasted, the group came up with an improvement for the ordinary desks that can be bought at any furniture-store today. Most desks on the current market are similar in both design and in the limited number of functions available, the goal with this project was to question the current way ordinary desks are designed and manufactured, as well as trying to make them more customizable without having to increase the price dramatically. Other than color and size the possibilities to buy a customized desk is very limited in the more established stores both on the web and at a physical store. If the option to customize the desk exists, its mostly very expensive. Custom desks are also mostly delivered as a complete desk and not in parts which is a very ineffective way of delivering items in an environmentally friendly way. One of the main functions the group wanted to include in this project was a motorized monitor lift that could bring more space to the desk-setup, as well as giving the whole desk-setup a tidier look whilst not using the screen. The project began with a lot of research to understand the current supply of desks available and how the prizing is, the group also began to discuss potential ideas and solutions early in the process could be further developed, especially related to the monitor lift. Limitations was also discussed early in the project and the main limitation was the reasonably low budget of 1500kr, and for that reason a decision was made to only build the motorized monitor lift in real life, whilst having the whole package as a CAD model. The idea behind the design is that it should be able to be delivered in parts similar to IKEA furniture, whilst still being uniquely customized for the customer ordering it. The motorized monitor lift and the desk are not dependent on each other and can be sold separately in case the customer already is pleased with the current desk. The group worked mainly in CAD and tested several concept and solutions that was combined to final prototype.
Samuel Nilsson and Christian Elzouabi.

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