Jun 1, 2016

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Insights on Improvisation of Designs by Mr. Sachin Panchal

Discussion with Sachin Sir :

GROUP 1:

  • A manual alternative has come up after the discussion with Mr. Panchal
  • A 3 plate device (25cm*25cm) which will include a nail-bed (with nail height of 4 mm, an iron net which will allow not to stick the seed in the nails), and a heavy punch
  • Improvisation in the design of Sachin sir Instead of the heavy plate we can insert a lock in the base plate which will tighten the spike-plate.

GROUP 2 and 3 :

  • Cost effectiveness is major concern for our design hence the discussion was based majorly about material selection for design and availability of readily available components.
  • Material of the pipe of the fruit pluckier could be made from:

–  Aluminium sheet metal: as it is light in weight-very useful for our prototype. It could also be cost effective.

–  UPVC: this is thicker and heavier than regular PVC material

–  PVC

–  Plastic pipe: as it corrosion resistant, lighter in weight then aluminium sheet, more cost effective then aluminium sheet, but it may not                      be strong enough.

  • Mr. Panchal also said  Cost effectiveness is major concern for our design hence the discussion was based majorly about material selection for design and availability of readily available components.
  • Mr. Panchal also gave us insights on material to be used for scooping the pulp out of the fruit.

–  He suggested using a 10mm metal scoop of “J” shaped.

–  Even plastic could be used as a scooping device material to remove pulp from the fruit gave us insights on material to be used for                                   scooping the pulp

GROUP 4 :

  • Accepted the current prototype.
  • Suggested an alternative with a conveyer belt with fixed nails for the tearing action.
  • A cover on the conveyer for prevention of wounds.
  • Cycle mechanism can be used.
  • A foldable case in which broom is kept and closed.
  • Shutting the case will cause impact on the broom
  • Subsequent pedaling will tear the leaves into finer strips.

 GROUP 5:

  • He liked the bracket system which we introduced in the extractor wheel.
  • We also shared the ratchet mechanism with him.
  • Also we told him about the adjustable height of the dribbler which was missing in previous prototypes.
  • We shared the idea of using the dribbler in continuous and discontinuous way.
  • Overall he liked the changes made in the previous prototype

GROUP 6:

Design 1:

  • Pivot the joints of the load carrying part at different heights instead of making them rigid
  • Use of stoppers for controlled motion of levers
  • Appropriate spacing of levers to maintain the balance of load carrier
  • Use hollow 1 inch diameter pipes for making the frame
  • Use 25mm by 6mm rectangular pipes as stiffeners.

Design 2:

  • Use of spring below circular design for shock absorber.
  • Weight balancing order( specific order) for placing the brick.
  • Use of height adjustable shoulder strap.
  • Weight carrying equipment of ancient times was explained.
  • Use of waist adjustability principle.

 

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