Water switch humidifier is an innovative concept, unveiled by the group work among Cheng Zheng, Fan Zhang and Yu Zhang with Chengyuan Wei as the leader. This concept is similar to a base of water that people used to have inside the house in order to keep the air damp. It has been designed in such a way that lets people to turn the humidifier on by touching the water surface rather than turning on plastic switches. The humidifier works on the basis of electric capacity, where, on touch of the water surface, the total amount of capacity would change, sending electric signal to a chip that controls the humidifier’s ON/OFF operation. The real challenge was to construct an electric capacity environment with water and whole chips and circuits. After several failure, designers decided to airproof the circuit as well as chips with hot melt glue in order to solve the problem. While the first version of the water switch humidifier is displayed in Zijingang Design Center, the second version sustains the original structure, looking more inventive and integrated.
Designer : Chengyuan Wei, Cheng Zheng, Fan Zhang and Yu Zhang