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Bont : Card game device

BONT is an RFID reader designed for the calculation of a card game.

Baloot is a famous card game played in Saudi Arabia. Big Tournaments are also conducted for this game with thousands of participants. Here, given the calculation of score in all games is manual, it wastes a lot of time and human resources. Our client from Saudi Arabia wanted to design and develop BONT to tackle this problem by offering an efficient and effective automated solution.

At the first stage, we worked on the Industrial Design of the RFID reader device. The requirements are as below:
1. The Design needed to look aesthetic, mimalistic, and premium
2. Have a dedicated area on the device to place the cards so that they can be read by the Antenna placed below the area.
3. Have a space inside the device to store the cards when not in use for easy portability and storage

We ideated multiple sketches and proposed 5 different detailed concepts to the client out of which one was shortlisted for further development. We then worked on the CFM aspects of the device and 3D model of the device and provided high resolution renders with the CFM.

We worked on the Electronics that included firmware development for the Bluetooth, RFID, and Power management modules. We then designed the PCB with antenna that can read all 32 tags at once. We achieved the accuracy of 100% here. Working on the Mechanical Design of the enclosure based on the final concept and providing the fixtures for mounting PCB, battery and access points such as button, and USB. We also worked on hinge and snap fit mechanism for card holders. This design was made using DFM principles for Injection Moulding.Working on the android and iOS application front-end and back-end software and implemented the entire game logic.

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