Friday, June 02, 2006

Bottle Aid Concept Generation

The "Palm + Gear = Bottle Opener" solution has developed into the Bottle Aid. The device clamps to the bottle and the cap. Pressed with the palm, the upper and lower clamp twist in a contra-rotating movement to open the cap. A spiral/helix thread produces a simultaneous turning and lifting motion. The function of the device is to loosen the bottle cap to an acceptable level where it can already be removed single-handedly.

Project done in collaboration with:
Mechanical Solution: Tham Ming Yoong (Bachelor of Engineering- University of Birmingham)
Additional Character Development: Tan Sin Yee (Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design- Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)

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