Cataloging the Final Data - The blog's "Where's what?". Take a look please :)
When we started out the project, we had no idea where to start, what to do, how to ideate, if you say. But there is always a sense of accomplishment that rides with you, when you "pitch" an idea, to a panel of people so experienced, and are waiting to test your research and know-how, and hence, we started this blog with an aim, to tell you, along with the journey, our maintained documentation, might help you look into topics more detailed.
The first question must be "How does this damn thing WORK?" .
To know more about it, please check article "Pecoref- How does it work?" , for more clarifications on how to use the product, on PAGE 1, to know the design and working principle. Its a short article, have fun reading it :)
For knowing more about Business Plan, we have developed a CANVAS under the title "BUSINESS PITCH", (PAGE 2) a little insight of how we will move forward once selected.
Then there were times that we went little sentimental with work we were doing, and wrote articles in spirit of that sentiment, which you can find on PAGES 3,4 and 5. So, please read our blog, it's a sincere request, since it took US a LOT of time to write those for you guys.
With this, the team from IIT Guwahati, BIORGESE signs off and hopes for the best.
Pecoref - How does it work?
With the deadline approaching, things are getting more and more serious! But at the same time exciting times these are for everyone in our team!
Our product, titled Pecoref ( Portable Efficient Cooling Refrigerator) as the name suggests aims to cool down stuff efficiently and the same time has other features, i.e. portability etc.
So naturally the question arises, how do we bring about cooling with no energy usage at all?
Here the basic concept that we use is that of evaporative cooling. On a hot sunny day, while you are outside, you realize that you sweat a lot. Why does your body do so? It’s because when the sweat evaporates it causes a cooling sensation which helps in regulating our body temperature. We use the same concept in our product!
The basic structure of our product consists of a metallic box which is surrounded by an evaporative pad which has water supplied to it with the help of a drip system. Although the overall structure is a bit more intricate, the working can be explained using this basic model. Now what we require is that air flow through the pad is such that there is sufficient contact between water and air and that heat is absorbed efficiently from the metal container. This air flow helps in the process of evaporation. The water takes the heat from metal surface (and hence the volume inside it), evaporates, thus cooling the surface , which lowers the temperature of the inside body. Jute is one such material where there is least resistance to air flow due to tiny holes it contains. The continuous strands of woven threads in it enable water to spread rapidly.
Next, the drip system will basically help in providing water supply to the jute layer around the metallic structure. It will ensure a steady supply with minimal wastage of water.
The metallic structure will contain the items that we need to store. Its role is to prevent contact with any outside material and allow only efficient conduction of heat keeping the inside of the container cool.
In short, heat is taken from the container with the help of evaporation through the jute layer and thrown out into the surroundings causing the container and its inside volume to become cool-er.
There you have it! It’s as easy as this but has the potential to save a lot of food from getting spoiled!
Keep reading we have got lots more in store for you guys! ;)
It is never too late to do good stuffs. Finally after overcoming from the Exam's intrusions and a hectic last month, we finally got the time to gain some media coverage. A small article in a local daily.
User Testing and Interview
We decided to take views of the local farmers about our product. More so, about what exactly would they want as a solution.
Sketching the Logo. Go Biorgese
One of the many moments, Etch-a-Sketch.