Table of Contents
|Team Responsibilities||Problem Definition||Systems Design||Subsystems Design||Detailed Design|
|Administrative||Prototyping||Electrical||Gearbox||Seat and Track||Integrated System||User Testing|
|Project Summary||Project Information|
Every 21 seconds another child dies from a preventable waterborne illness caused by poor quality water, sanitation and hygiene. B9 Plastics, a not-for-profit organization, manufactures the “Better Water Maker” (BWM); a human-powered water purification device. The BWM was designed as a hand-crank to provide the power to the UV-bulb in order to “clean” the water. Past RIT MSD projects had very similar needs and requirements but were not successful in developing a desirable product. Since the generator will be used mostly by women and children, it needs to be re-designed to reduce the user’s effort. It was our team’s goal to produce a prototype that provides the minimum power of 27.7W while making it easy to use. By using proven technology our team has provided a prototype that ideally has the potential for mass production.
|Erika Correa||ISE||Ergonomics Research and Testingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chris Falanga||EE||Power Generation and Storage Researchemail@example.com|
|Jessica Fuss||ME||Project Co-Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kyle Jordan||ME||Specifications Reviewemail@example.com|
|Jacob Kleinberger||ISE||Project Co-Managerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Liz White||ME||Website Updates and Scribeemail@example.com|
We would like to thank all the faculty and staff who spent time assisting us in theory and analysis.