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Locally Delicious school solar dehydrator

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Locally Delicious is a group of women collaborating on a new book titled "Lunch Box Envy." Several different Engineering 215 projects are to be included. The School solar dehydrator is one of them. Locally Delicious

Team Member Pages: Alisha Sughroue Mary Wooldridge Justin Thompson James Courtney

Objective and Criteria

Criteria Weight Description
Safety 10 This is defined as a structure being stable enough for children, having safe building materials for food quality, and having a completely finished project to protect children against loose material or sharp edges.
Cost 9 Design must cost less than $300.
Reproducible 9 This is defined as the ease of following the directions and constructing the solar dehydrator.
Durability 8 This is defined as having a structure that is able to last two to three years with regular use by adults and children.
Weather Resistance 8 This is defined as the structure’s ability to hold up against all types of weather.
Ease of Use 7 This is defined as a structure that has a design that is easily operated on a child’s level.
Efficiency 7 This is defined as the project's ability to dry food quickly and to dry the food to the operator’s expectations of good quality dehydration.
Aesthetics 4 This is defined as the project with a presentable and school appropriate design.

Description of Final Project

This project was to design a solar food dehydrator to be replicated by schools.


Testing Results

How to Build

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