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CalcHero: Making the world a better place by protecting our calculators!

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We are a group of engineering students determined to provide a solution for the perpetual abuse our calculators receive. So we designed a fun and effective calculator case for the ever so popular TI-89 and TI-84's. We fell in love with our Calc-Adillo design and Dilly, the mascot, from the beginning. We did our research , and worked hard to come up with a successful prototype that we could be proud of. 

With a prototype in hand, the next stage is to make a mold and start producing calculator cases to protect very expensive graphing calculators, and fill the void in the market. We chose to start with TI-89's because we found it to be the most popular graphing calculator case. If our project gets funded we can design more cases for different calculators, that are just as cool yet more advanced than Calc-Adillo.

Dilly the mascot testing out the Calc-Adillo Case
Dilly the mascot testing out the Calc-Adillo Case
Calc-Adillo Case Sketch
Calc-Adillo Case Sketch

THE CALC-ADILLO CASE

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Product Development
We were able to come up with a rapid prototype of the Calc-Adillo with help from IMDS and their additive manufacturing process. We are 95% satisfied with our prototype, however for the actual calculator case it will need some very minor adjustments so that it can be put on and taken off the calculator easier, and to allow for better access to some keys near the edges of the case. This will require some minor adjustments to our CAD model and further prototyping to be done to ensure the best possible fit and finish is achieved. Once this is done we will move to the manufacturing process.

Manufacturing Process
There are several distinct stages to manufacturing the Calc-Adillo case. We have received quotes from various manufacturing companies. The chosen company will review our CAD model to determine the cost of machining the mold for the silicone case. The second step is to determine the colors of cases that will be produced and the quantity. This information will be given to the molding company to start production. The last step, once we have received the cases is to package them and ship them to our buyers.

If we get funding, we are confident the cases will be manufactured and delivered promptly. In case of any time delays we will notify all the backers of the reasons, as well as the updated dates they will receive their rewards.
Thank you for your help and for taking the time to view our project.

Special thanks to Michael Siemer from IMDS, and Al Ducharme from HoverFly for all their wonderful insight and contributions.

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