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* Remix / design and prototype a mid-size leaves blender.
* Evaluate its performance.
* Distribute a few prototypes to organizations local producers or through NGOs.
A leaves blender is used to extract leaves concentrate, which can be of highly nutritional value.
Leaves concentrate is essentially a curd, made from leaves juice.
Total budget of 2,950$
documentation happens here
Design, budget of 2,250$
Easily replicable design with stock components and minimal use of custom parts (unless they can be digitally fabricated with a RepRap class 3-D printer or CNC mill –e.g. limit to what is found in most fab labs and avoid high energy processes and a skilled machinist). The designers should seek to minimize cost and complexity while keeping throughput high (continuous if possible).
WORK ETHIC REQUIREMENTS
# Work should be done transparently, allowing all project contributors to provide feedback and to contribute.
# Contributions without proper documentation according to requirements of CERN open source hardware license are invalid.
# Documentation should be created progressively, during every work session, not at the end of a task.
# This task cannot be monopolized by any contributor, it is open to participation.
# Milestones must be announced to project affiliates as they are reached.
# Number of man-hours and budget are fixed. If more time is spent than planned and money to be paid surpasses the allocated budget, contributors involved in this task split the allocated budget in proportion to everyone's contribution.
# Contributions that do not reflect good work, that are inflated, or that are not properly documented can be redflagged by any contributor in this project, which can lead to the invalidation of the contribution. Repetitively misrepresenting work in logged contributions can lead to expulsion from project.
Conducted literature review about generic extruders in the food industry, their operation, and main components of industrial extrusion plants.
Mapping existing organizations (on Diigo) that have relevant activities such as supplying machines or industrial production.
Acquired a 2020 book that details the processes of extrusion processing as well as the mechanical and electrical design considerations involved.
Workparties or Scrums. We hold a weekly workparty, every Wednesday, from 12 to 5pm EST. See event https://calendar.google.com/event?action=TEMPLATE&tmeid=Nm9vM2NwaGo2cGk2NGJiMTY1aWpnYjlrY2dyMzRiOW82OG82NmJiMjY0cmo2cGhtYzVpajJwMWpjY18yMDIxMDcyOFQxNjAwMDBaIHBvNXVidDRkMzhjdm12dWFrOWEzamttZDQwQGc&tmsrc=po5ubt4d38cvmvuak9a3jkmd40%40group.calendar.google.com