P16702: ABVI fabric shredding process and facility design/public/
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In order to prepare for ImagineRIT, the team
- created a poster with project's summary
- developed an interactive sorting game
- demonstrated visual representations of the textile transformation
Shown in the picture are team members Matt Babcock, Steven Walton, and Burake Taye.
- The right table was ran by Burake and Steven and included the interactive portion.
- The left table was ran by Matt, Alexis, and Kristen and included the simulation, the facility layouts, and the visual representation of the textile upcycling process.
Interactive Sorting ActivityThe sorting activity was designed to demonstrate the sorting process that needs to be completed in the facility before the textiles can be upcycled. When an ImagineRIT patron would approach the table, a team member would explain the need for 100% cotton material in the facility which creates a need for sorting. The team member would then throw a clothing item from the pile of mixed textiles to the patron for sorting. There were three available bins for the patron to choose: one for 100% cotton and two for mixed textiles. After the textiles were sorted, the MSD team member would explain which items were cotton to the patron.
1. Shredded denim, to show the cutting of cotton items.
2. A "fluff," demonstrating the cotton pulverization.
3. Flattened cotton, to represent the flattening of the "fluff."
4. UltraTouch denim insulation, the final upcycled product.