Jun 6, 2016
Suggestions from Tapan Parikh
- Advised to build a device that is easy to connect with the larger masses.
- Opting for a mechanism similar to hammering.
- To make a single nut cracker machine : so that women can continue sitting together and enjoy their leisure time as traditionally practiced
- To make it cost & time efficient
GROUP 2 & 3
- Use of sharp cutter
- Grooves within the pipe to be made larger
- Reduce the grooves/cutters of the pipe to one
- Re-used PVC pipe can be utilised
- Develop a proper manual of how to use the device: use of pamphlets with pictorial instructions.
- Use of rod rather than a pipe, to reduce the weight of the device and add a container (plastic bag) at the end of the rod.
- Spacing of the nails can be reduced
- Avoid making the machine bulky
- Aiming for low maintenance machine
- Easy servicing and repairing
- To remove the unnecessary parts that are increasing the weight and cost of the machine
- Light weight and portable
- The clamps and wheels can be avoided
- Use of PVC pipe
- Reduction in the width between two wheels to avoid the damage to the crops that are planted close by.
- Can be attached at the back of the bullock cart and the user can sit and dribble
- Try not to incorporate all features but to choose only those of prime importance
- Cover the pointed nails that can be dangerous
- Possibility of neck injury
- Lighter and smaller planks
- Fibre glass can also be used in the prototype
- Try some incremental changes rather than changing the whole device
- Try keeping the major load on head .