Tear Down of Louie

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Figure 01: Packaging

The packaging is constructed with cardboard and transparent plastic.

Figure 02: Toy out of Packaging

When pressing the button the toy will light up and make noise. Louie can sing up to 30 different kind of music!

Figure 03: Back of Toy

The back of the toy consist of 4 screws that needed to be unscrewed to start the disassembly.

Figure 04: Start of Dissembling

The plush arms and legs  are connected to the plastic body by snap on fit and the head has a plastic right around its neck to fit in slit on the plastic body.

Figure 05: Speaker Module

This is the speaker in which is use to broadcast all the music Louie sings. It is connected from the power source (AAA lithium batteries) too the chip board.

Figure 06: Button Modules

The buttons fits into cutouts of the body and is not adhere to it.

Figure 07; Section A: Chip Board

The chip contains silicon knobs where the buttons are located so  when pushed down, it initiates the chip to light up.

Figure 08: Electrolytic Capacitor 100uf

On the back of the circuit board there is two capacitors.

Figure 09: Parts Dissembled

The material and manufacturing process of the parts:

;Section Letter, Name, Material, Process

; Section A: Buttons (2), ABS Plastic, Injection moulded

; Section B: Back Panel, ABS Plastic, Injection moulded

; Section C: Chip Board, glass-fiber reinforced and copper foil, reflow oven and Chip Shooter

; Section D: Front Panel, ABS Plastic, Injection moulded

; Section E: Butt Panel, ABS Plastic, Injection moulded

Two Design element that Interested me:

  1. It was interesting to me how the plush parts were attached to the plastic body. At first I thought it would be all sewed together or glued onto the body. I think the designer did it this way for easy assembly and not a lot of additional material is need to attach the parts to the body.
  2. Another design element that interested me is the silicon knobs used on the circuit board. I like the feeling of the material and I think the designer chose to use this material because it easier for the exterior button to be secure onto the silicon and follow the pushing down motion to initiate the music and lights.