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Kimberly-Clark Design Project

For my ENGR131 class, my group designed a trash can system that will separate paper towels from other trash. My primary contributions were in the prototyping and testing process.


I developed a test to measure the mechanical reliability of all three prototypes as well as a thought experiment to test the contamination rate of Prototype 3.  I wrote out a detailed and clear procedure that could easily be followed by anyone who was asked to collect data.

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Our results indicated that Prototype 3 had the highest recovery rate, lowest contamination rate, and it's mechanical reliability could easily be increased by making the bins larger. We decided on a final design and I used SketchUp to create a digital model.

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