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Popcorn maker Reverse engineering Design

Danielle goldinsky

Dimitri grammatikopoulos

Popcorn maker Reverse engineering Design

JAKE GROEZINGER

EUGENE MERECKI

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overview

Project Information

Product Description

Functional Decomposition Documents

Schematic, flowchart, and spreadsheet

Bill of Materials

Original Design

Exploded & assembled views, detailed drawings

Product Criteria

Evaluation Methods

Paul & Beitz and Pughs

Modified Design

Modified Decomposition Documents

Conclusion

References

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Project information

What did we do?

Research

De-construct

Model

Document

Brainstorm

Why did we do it?

Improve functionality of product

Boost Customer Satisfaction

Problem Statement

Based on the current design, popcorn is being sporadically ejected from the chute, causing difficulties for any bowl to collect all of the popcorn

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Product description

Old Fashioned Popcorn Maker

Company: Nostalgia Electrics

Cost: $17.88 + shipping and handling

Made in China

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Functional flowchart

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Produces popcorn

Heats popping chamber

Heats kernels

Pops kernels

Houses popcorn

Contains kernels in popping chamber

Dispenses popcorn

Stores cooked popcorn in main housing section

Expels cooked popcorn out chute

Empties out machine for next use

Decomposition Spreadsheet

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PartInputFunction Output Screw (1) 18-8 Stainless SteelRotational forceFastens two parts togetherRotational forceSpecial Screw (2) 18-8 Stainless SteelRotational forceFastens two specific parts togetherRotational forceBolt (3) 18-8 Stainless SteelMechanical forceFasten parts togetherMechanical forceKernel Measuring Cup (4) PolypropyleneMechanical motionMeasures, scoops, and pours kernelsMaterial flowH-Bar (5) PolypropyleneMechanicalSupports back of assemblyMechanical forceNut (6) 18-8 Stainless SteelMechanical forceHolds bolt (3) in placeMechanical forceClear Plastic Cover (7) PolypropyleneMechanical force Encapsulates popcorn chamberMaterial flow

Decomposition Spreadsheet

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PartInputFunctionOutputHandle (8) PolypropyleneMechanical motionProvides mobility to assemblyMaterial flowDecorative Upper of Top (9) PolypropyleneMaterial flowHolds Kernel Measuring Cup (4)Mechanical forceKernel Chamber (10) Aluminum 1350Mechanical forceContains kernels until fully popped Mechanical force Metal Slanted Plate (11) Aluminum 1350Mechanical force Directs flow of popcorn Material flow Decorative bottom of top (12) PolypropyleneMechanical force Covers the top of machineMechanical forceKernel Chamber Holder (13) PolypropyleneMechanical force Holds inner components Mechanical force Motor Casing (14)PolypropyleneMechanical forceEncases motor (22)Mechanical force

Decomposition Spreadsheet

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PartInputFunctionOutputBrass Chamber Bar (15) Aluminum 1350Mechanical forceFastens all four side of plastic cover Mechanical force Fan Component (16) Aluminum 1350Rotational forceMoves kernels in chamber (10)Mechanical motionHeating Component (17) VariousElectrical flowPops kernels Thermal energyCircular Metal Clamp (18) Aluminum 1350Mechanical forceFastens wires together Mechanical forceRed Connecting Bar (19) PolypropyleneMechanical forceFastens metal slanted plate (11) to kernel chamber holder (13) Mechanical forceLarge Heat Protector (20) Fiberglass 320Mechanical forceProtects kernel chamber (10) from overheatingMechanical force Small Heat Protector (21) Fiberglass 320Mechanical forceProtects upper and lower of top (9,12) from overheating Mechanical force

Decomposition Spreadsheet

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PartInputFunctionOutputMotor BB (22) VariousElectrical flowConverts electricity to mechanical force Mechanical motionWheel (23) PolypropyleneMechanical forceHolds popcorn maker up Mechanical force Hub Cap (24) PolypropyleneMechanical forceSecure half axle (25) to wheel (23)Mechanical force Half Axle (25) PolypropyleneMechanical forceConnects wheel (23) to kernel chamber holder (13) Mechanical forceKernel Catcher (26)Aluminum 1350Mechanical forcePushes kernels back down to kernel chamber (10)Mechanical motionPopcorn Chamber Extender (27) Aluminum 1350Mechanical force Contains kernels that escape kernel chamber (10)Mechanical forcePower Cord (28) rubber, copperElectrical flowProvides electricity for machine to runElectrical energy

Physical Schematic

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Physical schematic

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BILL OF MATERIALS

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BILL OF MATERIALS

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BILL OF MATERIALS

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BILL OF MATERIALS

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Assembled view

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Exploded view

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Clear plastic cover

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Detailed drawing

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Criteria

Safety (.25)

Unlikely to inflict injury

Avoid any risk of burning

Electrical components shielded from contact

Cost (.15)

Affordable for the average consumer

Minimal capital investment for modification

Time Efficiency (.20)

Cannot slow down cooking process

More popped in less time

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Criteria

Durability (.10)

Lasts an extended amount of time

Stay intact when moved

Maintain the same work efficiency after being transported

Cleanliness (.10)

Kernels will not be pre-ejected

All popcorn will land in the designated container

Quality (.20)

Majority of kernels popped

No burnt kernels

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Alternative solutions

Removable flap over the kernel chamber

Deepen the kernel chamber

Lower height of kernel catcher

Re-shape mouth funnel

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Paul and beitz method

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Pughs Method

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Modified Clear plastic cover

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Modified Detailed drawing

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Modified Exploded view

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Modified Assembled view

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Modified Functional Flowchart

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Produces popcorn

Heats popping chamber

Heats kernels

Pops kernels

Houses popcorn

Contains kernels in popping chamber

Dispenses popcorn

Stores cooked popcorn in main housing section

Empties out machine for next use

Expels cooked popcorn out chute

Modified Decomposition spreadsheet

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*new spout with narrower opening

PartInputFunction Output Screw (1) 18-8 Stainless SteelRotational forceFastens two parts togetherRotational forceSpecial Screw (2) 18-8 Stainless SteelRotational forceFastens two specific parts togetherRotational forceBolt (3) 18-8 Stainless SteelMechanical forceFasten parts togetherMechanical forceKernel Measuring Cup (4) PolypropyleneMechanical motionMeasures, scoops, and pours kernelsMaterial flowH-Bar (5) PolypropyleneMechanicalSupports back of assemblyMechanical forceNut (6) 18-8 Stainless SteelMechanical forceHolds bolt (3) in placeMechanical forceClear Plastic Cover (7) Polypropylene*Mechanical force Encapsulates popcorn chamberMaterial flow

Modified physical schematic

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New designed spout

Narrower opening

conclusion

Customer Reviews

Product Testing

Solid Edge Designs

Documentation & Evaluation

Modification

Any Questions?

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References

DragonFly Sweetnest. N.d. Photograph. : Holiday Gift Guide 2011: Nostalgia Electrics 'Hot Air Popcorn Party Kit' Review/Giveaway. Web. 03 Dec. 2013.

Vintage Series Old Fashioned Popcorn Machine, 6" X 6 1/2" X 16 1/2" N.d. Photograph. Amazon.com: : Patio, Lawn & Garden. Web. 03 Dec. 2013.

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