A Stride Towards the Elimination of Consumer Waste: Development of a Reusable Cup Machine Public
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This project pursues an autonomous solution for reducing single use cup waste through a reusable cup sharing kiosk. A design concept suitable for this type of program must receive a dirty cup from a consumer and return a clean cup ready-for-use. Such a device must have washing, drying, storing, and dispensing capabilities. The design process consists of three main steps: brainstorming, analyzing, and comparing with a design matrix. The final product prioritizes compactness and simplicity of mechanical systems. Though significant progress was made in the implementation of the proposed design, there is still considerable work to be done to finish this prototype due to the interruption of the semester by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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