Design of an Economical Fruit Picker Mechanism
Taslim, Mohammad E., Kowalski, Gregory
The main goal of the Fruit Picker 2000 Design Team was to develop a fruit picker mechanism that is manually operated by a single user without the user of any electrical operated hardware. Our FP2000 is uniquely designed with an adjustable pole mechanism, making it capable to reach fruits at different heights. The device is also equipped with a chute that catches and decelerates the picked fruit. Each component of FP2000 is designed ergonomically to reduce fatigue, stress, and to require minimal amount of strain. The device is targeted for homeowners. Therefore, the entire assembly is collapsible for easy transport at an affordable cost of $35.99.
fruit picker mechanism, manually operated device
Northeastern University, Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Hernandez, Antonio; Banik, Matthew; Dwiasri, Ardistia; Binbraik, Khadija; and Almuhary, Adel, "Fruit Picker 2000" (2007). Capstone Design Program: Mechanical Engineering. Paper 59. http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d10010658
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