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FBP The Full Bell

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This project is part of the Full Belly Project, a non-profit organization which aims to provide simple ways to make lives better for rural populations in developing countries. FBP is known for its Universal Nut Sheller which was introduced by Jock Brandis. Jock Brandis went to a village in Mali, Africa and saw how the women there spent hours shelling peanuts with their hands. He created the universal peanut sheller that can shell one hundred and twenty five pounds of peanuts per hour compared to the three pounds per hour by hand (The Full Belly Project 2006). Since then the universal nut sheller has been used in many other developing countries like Haiti, Philippines, Uganda, and Zambia (Full Belly Project 2006).

Problem Statement

The objective of this project is to reduce the cost of the current Universal Peanut Sheller. The new peanut sheller will be used in West Africa where there is a limited access to materials.n ==


• Cost- The universal peanut sheller should not cost more than the current design. Lower cost is preferable.

• Durability- The Universal Nut Sheller should be able to sustain many hours of daily usage for several years.

• Effectiveness- The Universal Nut Sheller should effectively shell a variety of ground nuts.

• Aesthetics- The Universal Nut Sheller should be aesthetically similar to that of the existing design and not overtly unappealing.

• Safety- The Universal Nut Sheller should be safe to use by an average man, woman or child above the age of 12 years old.

• Ease of Construction- The Universal Nut Sheller should be easy to assemble on site.

• Transportability- The design of the Universal Nut Sheller should be transportable. Ideally, the greater degree of transport is better without compromising other criteria.

Description of The Full Bell



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