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==Construction==
 
==Construction==
 
===Phase 1: Design===
 
===Phase 1: Design===
We started with a very general idea of what we wanted to do: we envisioned a simple, effective dryer that would be able to raise the internal temperature to roughly 130F under full sun; the accepted safe temperature for drying produce. During our meeting with Jayme Buckley at Basyide Park, we were informed that the dryer would likely be used to dry herbs. In light of this, we settled on using a box dryer, as the design would heat more quickly and wouldn't lose as much heat in the transition from solar collector to drying tower.  
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We started with a very general idea of what we wanted to do: we envisioned a simple, effective dryer that would be able to raise the internal temperature to roughly 130F under full sun; the accepted safe temperature for drying produce. During our meeting with Jayme Buckley at Basyide Park, we were informed that the dryer would likely be used to dry herbs. In light of this, we settled on using a box dryer, as the design would heat more quickly and wouldn't lose as much heat in the transition from solar collector to drying tower. We used a design from instructables.com as a reference, but as our materials differed, we modified the proportions in order to make the most out of what we had.
    
===Phase 2: Materials Gathering===
 
===Phase 2: Materials Gathering===
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