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. The Full Belly Project
(FBP), has designed a Universal Nut Sheller (UNS) that are distributing throughout West Africa and Haiti
. The UNS shells large amounts of nuts in a fraction of the time that it would take a single person.
Our Engr215 Introduction to Design class from Humboldt State University was divided into seven teams, each consisting of four members. Each team was given one of three assignments:
- Create a smaller version of the UNS to be marketed in the US in order to fund FBP's efforts abroad.
- Find a way to make a UNS out of cheaper, lighter and more sustainable materials for the countries of West Africa.
- Find a way to make molds out of recycled plastic bags for the working parts of the UNS using extremely limited resources in Haiti.
Our team worked on the first of these assignments by redesigning the UNS to be marketable in the United States.
Homemade house paints - exposed, exploited, examined and explained.
ENGR 215 Introduction to Design projects – Fall 2008: Full Belly Project: The Fall 2008 semester of Engineering 215 worked with the Full Belly Project to adapt their Universal Nut Sheller in the following three manners:
|Fall 2008 ENGR 215 Intro to Design Projects - Full Belly Project|
|The LC sheller
Innovating concrete with sawdust and clay to lower the costs and weight using materials available in some parts of Western Africa
|The Full Bell
Improves the original UNS by reducing the cost and increasing durability of the sheller
A process to thermoform waste plastic bags to form molds for nut shellers using resources available in Haiti
Shaped like an acorn the Nutsy aims to be a smaller, more portable, and more aesthetically pleasing version of the UNS for marketing within the US
Smaller U.S. prototype with exchangeable rotors for different size nuts
Smaller US prototype made from wood and aluminum