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Designing a Radio

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Objective 2 For my objective 2 I have to find out an existing product, which is related, to mine, i.e. I have searched over the Internet and catalogue and found 2 similar types of products. These 2 products are small and quite well shaped. In the following I will evaluate these two products to show exactly what functions it has and the type of the components laid out in the circuit board. Product 1 This is how one off the products I researched looks from front and back. This product is sold in Argos for the price off �8.99 and works with 2 AAA batteries. I quite like the style of the cover on this product and am thinking to make my product have a similar type of cover. The cover of this product is plastic and in an oval shape which is quite attractive. How the product works This product uses two AAA batteries, which actually last about 4 months. ...read more.


This radio uses 2 AA batteries, which lasts longer than the product 1. The purpose of this product would be if you travel everyday and it is a long journey than it would be relevant to use one off these. This product can only be heard with the built in speakers, so everytime the user wants to listen he/she does not need to carry earphones with them The measurement to this radio is Length = 12.3 cm Width = 7.7 cm The needs for the company Ritz in the radio are in ways similar to both products such as product 1 is similar in ways such as built in speaker with earphone optional and the type of cover, which should be attractive. The product two is similar in ways such as using a tuner on the radio. Even product 2 has built in speaker but the problem is that it don't have an earphone optional.The main difference to what my product will be and to these existing products is that mine will be an AM radio and these 2 products are FM radio. ...read more.


Large amounts of goods are expected in Continuous production and often workers will each be assigned a small part of one item. In continuous production one item is made and then re-produced hundreds, sometimes thousands of times. The tasks given to workers can be quickly mastered and sufficiently done. For example the parts produced to be used inside televisions and car engines are often constructed under means of continuous production One-off Production One-off productions are items, which have only been created once. Either they have been assembled depending on the customers needs (like some large computers) or products have been constructed from basic materials by a craftsman who specializes in making individual items (most musical instruments are one-off productions that have been made by specialist craftsmen). Usually loads of different materials will be used but these resources are brought together only once. Often special measures have to be taken when creating one-off items in order to stop the cost from escalating. Design Specification This is a design specification on what I will need for my radio. ...read more.

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