Candy SorterBy Bottenfield, Brian; Busick, Nathan; Phillips, Chandler; NSF 2007 Engineering Senior Design Projects to Aid Persons With Disabilities, pp. 350-351
Publication Date: 2010
Description of a device that sorts random candies into a container. It developed to help individuals with physical disabilities sort and count candies so that they can make candy wreaths. The design involves a rotating drum that pushes candy down a ramp and into a container. The container is on a spinning platform with 3 other containers. When one container is filled, the user triggers the spinning platform to turn so that a new container can be filled. The drum capacity is approximately 200 small, wrapped hard candies. The total cost of this product was $925. It was designed by students at the Biomedical, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering Department at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.
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Link to text: http://nsf-pad.bme.uconn.edu/2007/Chapter21,WrightStateUniversity.pdf