Wildlife attraction postbox

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<ul><li> 1. Context and Design Brief Analysis of Context Research into Existing Products Product Analysis of PRIMARY Research Materials and their properties Materials and Finishes Testing Other relevant research User Profile Analysis of Research Final Specification Initial Designs Development Final Design Proposal Modeling and Testing Evidence of CAD/CAM Cutting List Plan of Making flow chart Manufacturing Diary and Quality Control Evaluation Life Cycle of Product</li></ul><p> 2. A Garden centre wishes to sell products to encourage wildlife into domestic gardens. Design and make a small product that could be sold in a garden centre.I will be designing a small wildlife attraction which could be sold in a garden centre. It will contain a small hole for the birds to go in and out and also it will contain a small water bath. I will need to add protective paint to cope with all weather conditions. And insure the product is durable. It must also be suitable for commercial manufacture I will use CAD/CAM when designing &amp; making it. 3. What will the product need to store/ how will it function? I will be making a wildlife attraction to attract more birds into the garden. It will need to include a birdfeeder for the birds to eat from and also it will include a box where the birds can nest, I will also include a water bath wear birds can clean themselves and drink. What environment will the product be designed for and how will this effect the overall design? The product I am making will be designed so it can hang on a tree in the garden, because I am making a outdoor product I will be Applying a protective paint to cope with all possible weather conditions. What materials will the product be made out of and how will this effect the overall design? The product will be entirely made from MDF, nut it will also have a vacuum formed plastic bird bath attached. Withy my product I am going to try not to waste as much wood as possible but still get a good end product, I will be doing this so less trees need to be cut down to provide materials. How will you assemble the materials ? Will you use joints, adhesives, components? My product will be made from MDF because even thought its not a strong material if finished right it will be durable so it can cope wi9th the weather conditions.How will you ensure your product is suitable for commercial production ? I will designing my product so that it could be batched produced I will do this by using CAD/CAM, CAD is computer aided design this means I will design parts of my product on pro desktop, also I will use CAM this means computer aided manufacture this means a computer controls the machine to make the product a example of this is a router. Are there any cost restrictions that will influence your design and why? When designing my product I will need to consider the cost restrictions, I will need to think about what it will hang of the tree with but also I will need to consider the cost of the MDF and also paint and finishes. What sort of shop / retail outlet could you see your product being sold in? My product will be sold in a garden centre so it will need to match the health &amp; safety regulations so that it can be sold to the public. 4. This bird box is only got a nesting area so it inset as good as others on the market because others have a nesting area, a bird feeder and a water bath . This product will be made from wood, metal and slate there is a mix between materials on this product so it has a better overall look. A good point about this product is because it is made up from a variety of materials it has a attractive look, a bad point is that it is only a nesting box and doesn't include a bird feeder or a bird bath.This bird box is only got a bird feeder so this is at a disadvantage to others because some others include a bird feeder and also a nesting area and a water bath. This bird box would be made from wood and slate, there is wood because the material is strong and slate because it is very water resistant so no water goes into where the feeder is. A good point about this product is the slate roof this is good because this stops water getting into the bird feeder, a bad point about this is that it doesn't include a water bath or a nesting area.This bird box is also at a disadvantage to other because it only has a bird feeder but this product also has a little area where birds can get shelter. This product also has wood and slate, it has wood because it is a strong material and it includes slate because its very waterproof so the birds wont get wet. A good point about this is it has a area where birds can get shelter, a bad point is that it doesn't include a nesting area or a water bath.This bird box is different than the rest because this bird box doesn't have a nesting area or even a water bath it is only a bird feeder. This product will have been made entirely out of wood and it would have been made using machines and parts of it would be made by hand. A good part about this product would be there would be lots of food for the birds to eat. A bad point would be there is only a bird feeder attached. This bird box has a different design to the other because this bird box doesn't include a bird feeder or a small whole for birds to go through, but this box does include a shelter for the birds. This product is made entirely of wood because this is a very strong material which can cope with all possible weather conditions. A advantage to this box would be there is a large shelter area for the birds, a disadvantage to this box is because there isn't a whole for the birds any type of bird or some animals could come in it. 5. This is a attractive bird box so that it will attract birds into the garden because of the colours used on this product. To make this product it would need a protective paint so that the product can cope with all weather conditions but also It has to be bright so that birds will easily recognise it and bring more birds into the garden. This product will of been made of wood so that it is strong and durable also this product will have been made entirely using machines. A good point about this product would be because of the way the top is going over the sides there wont be any water getting into the nesting area, A bad point to this would be it would be very hard to hand in the garden because of the shape of the product. This bird boxes main function is for birds to nest, this product has less to offer because it doesn't include anywhere for the birds to eat from and doesn't include a bath for the birds. This product will also have to have a protective coating so that it Can cope with the weather conditions. This product would be made out of wood so it is very durable. A good point is the design is very attractive and looks like a real house, a bad point is that this product will be very heavy.This bird box is only for nesting, it doesn't have a bird feeder or a bird bath for the birds to use. This product will need to have a protective paint so that it can cope with all weather conditions. This product will be entirely made from wood and will have been made using machines but also parts would be done by hand. A good part about this product is it is light but also very strong, a bad point would be because it is only quite small it might not attract as many birds into the garden.This bird box also has a disadvantage because its only a nesting box, it also has a very unique design as a minurcture garden shed this would appeal to more of a humorous person. This product would be made from wood it would be made using machines but also parts of it could be hand made. A good point about this product is its a very unique design a bad point about this is it is only a nesting box and doesn't include a bird feeder and a water bath.This bird box has a very unique design because it includes a large area of shelter for birds, but also it also includes a bird feeder for the birds to eat, because of these features this is my favourite design. this box would be made from wood because of its strength and slate because it is a very good material to use for a shelter because water doesn't soak into it and go damp. A advantage to this box is it has a very large shelter, a disadvantage to this box it doesn't include a water bath which others have. 6. MDF MDF is a relatively cheap board to make, but it is also a quality board, This board is composed of fine wood dust and resin pressed into a board. I think this could be a key part of my design as I will be making a mould out of MDF which I will then use the vacuum former to make the bird bath I will be adding to my design.Plywood This is made from veneers of timber with each grain layer being at right angles to each other and bonded together by resin and pressure. This will be a key part of my design because I will be making my product almost entirely using plywood and flexi-plywood because it is a very good material to work with. .HIPS plastic This material is Strong and resists weathering, flexible, Can withstand sunlight for long durations and also acrylic is a very good material to work with because it can be cut easy and moulded into any shape you may what. This would be useful for my design as I will be including a bird bath so that has to be very water resistant an I will be able to mould it into any shape required.Metal Bracket This material is very strong and can hold a lot of weight which is essential for my product, it is also very easy to attach to my product and also you can buy it ready made so this saves time, and it will be to a high quality. This material will be essential to my product because this will be what I attach my bird feature to a tree in a domestic garden, I have choose this material because of the strength, durability and ease of attaching. 7. Cuprinol shades Cuprinol shades is a wood stain, this will be the finish I will apply to my product this is because it is very weather resistant so it will cope with harsh weather conditions, but also it is a very bird friendly finish, this means that if the bids are inside the box they wont be inhaling the fumes of the finish.Danish oil Danish oil is also a finish that could be applied to my product to give the whole product a nicer finish and appearance, a good point about this finish is that it gives a shinny finish so it looks better overall, also this finish is bird friendly so the birds will not be inhaling any fumes.Eco varnish Eco varnish is a varnish that could be applied to my product because it can be used outside it will be able to protect my bird feature but also because this product is eco friendly I will be able to use this on my bird feature because it wont harm the birds in any way. 8. Ergonomics needs to be taken into consideration so that the wildlife attraction is made to the correct size and is comfortable for the birds to nest inside and possibly eat from. Anthropometrics also needs to be taken into consideration because I will need to collect all the relevant measurements of a wildlife attraction, so I will have a idea on what size my wildlife attraction will be, Anthropometrics means the study of humans and animals and its movements. I gathered lots of information from the RSPB about different sizes needed for different birds. The bird feature that I will be making will need to be an appropriate size; such as the entrance hole should be big enough, but not too small to attract certain birds. I have found this list below of a wide range of birds with their required entrance size, this is very helpful to me because now I am able to see the wide range of birds with the entrance whole size they require to enter the nesting box. Also below I have included the measurements for a wildlife attraction all these measurements have been collected my myself so I am positive that these results are correct. I will make sure I use these when designing and making my birdhouse so that it is safe and accessible for the right birds and not their predators.195mm 28mm160mm 9. Name: Pauline Owen Age: 72 Occupation: retired Interests: gardening, shopping and bird watching. I am a 72 year old woman who enjoys being out in the garden watching the wildlife. I live in a very natural house in a small town. Because of this I enjoy watching the birds in there habitat which is why I try to keep my garden as tidy and suitable to there needs as possible. I could use a bird feature where the birds can come and nest in the winter and also feed, drink and clean. I would be willing to pay up to 30 for a feature which includes all of these features. I would like this product to include all the features named all in one simple product, I would like it to have something to do with great Britain as it is where I was born and have always lived. 10. Existing products For my research I have collected primary research where I have gone on collected them myself and also secondary research where I have collected images from the internet. They are all light and cheap to make, they are all made from wood and include some slate for shelters. All these boxes are suitable for the birds to nest, eat or drink. Most of these bird boxes dont need a large base because they are designed to hang off trees etc, but two of these bird features have a large base because they will have a stand which will support the feature, this is a option that I will have to consider when I am designing my bird feature. Also a lot of the bird features dont include nesting areas, bird baths or bird feeders this will also be a option which I will consider when designing my bird feature. Materials research I have collected some research about all different materials that I will be including in my bird feature. All of these materials are appropriate to add to my design, all of these materials are very light and cheap, also point is that all of them are very easy to work with and will get a good end finish. There are a different range of materials on this page such as wood, metal and plastic, I will be including all of these materials in my bird feature to show that I have shown a wide range of materials. Ergonomics and Anthrometrics I have collected all the measurements and dimensions of a bird feature which is relative to mine I have done this so I will have a idea of what size my bird feature, also I have included a table of a wide range of birds with there required entrance whole. This is helpful to me because when I will design my bird feature I will be able to tell what size entrance whole I will need for certain birds.Finishes and components On this page I can done some research on finishes and components, all of the research that I have done are all appropriate for my outdoor product, this is because I have only researched eco products so they will be able to cope with the possible weather conditions and also so they wont cause any harm to the birds. All of the products are cheap and wont effect the environment thi...</p>