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Bluetooth Enabled GPS Dongle for SLR Cameras
At a glance:

BlueSLR came to Design 1st to build a Bluetooth dongle to plug into to existing digital SLR camera ports. This multi camera dongle provided users with a smartphone remote shutter and GPS smartphone info to embed into pictures taken and stored on camera. The outcome was a production-ready design including retail packaging for sale on the Apple store.

Early Concepts - for multi brand SLR camera fit compatibility check
Design 1st had the talent to take our idea, render it in 3D CAD, complete the engineering, develop fully functional prototypes and setup manufacturing. All of which allowed me to focus on the software and business operations.
Derick Cassidy Founder & CTO, BlueSLR
Prototyping - part refinement of the flexible and replaceable electronics connection for specific camera connectors
OverMolding Flex Connectors - use low cost, low pressure tooling/molding - manufacturing drawing
Pre-Production Fine Tuning - snap together parts assembly
World First - BlueSLR was the very first Apple Store approved 3rd party hardware accessory globally