Jun 22, 2015

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Pottery Problems

-By Prajal Goyal

Report on the Problems faced by the potters:

Problem-

 

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  • Injuries in legs
  • Time consuming
  • Requires two workers

 

1) Manually operated Mixer-

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This is a container or drum type setup with a side that which when rotated would rotate the inner blades and mix the soil with water.

  • This setup can be used for mixing soil with water for purifying as well ploughing the soil for making pots.
  • It would also remove the possibilities of injuries due to mixing by bare legs.
  • Estimated cost would be around 1000 rupees.
  • Material used will be iron/aluminium/stainless steel/wood.
  • The dimensions of the container would be about 50*50*50 cm.

One problem in this design is that it may require much effort to mix in such type of container which may not be suitable to potters.

 

2) Boots with Nails-

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  • These are special water proof boots with nails at the bottom to mix the soil with water.
  • The strap of nails will be an attachment to the shoes and can be removed if not required.
  • The shoes will be made as comfortable as possible so that discomfort is not an issue.
  • The cost of the strap would be approx. 500 rupees.

 

3) Manually operated Hammer-

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  • This is more or less same as the first idea but instead of blades is a hammer that mix the soil with water.
  • The same setup can also be connected to a cycle so that instead of hands, legs can be used and effort can be reduced to some extent if possible.
  • But including cycle would add up to the components used which would thereby increase the cost of the product.
  • The dimensions of the container would be about 50*50*50 cm.

4)Electric Mixer-

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  • This is a container with power operated fan inside to mix the soil with water.
  • The fan would be attached to a motor of appropriate power.
  • This product would obviously be costly as it includes motor.
  • The dimensions of the container would be about 50*50*50 cm.

 

All the above devices can be used for ploughing the soil with ash and sawdust after it is filtered well.

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