Designing the Corn Cob Aligner

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Designing the Corn Cob Aligner By Ethan and Abhi

Task: Design an aligner for the beater bar

The ice cube tray is 9 holes wide and each hole is 16.50mm wide and long. Using these measurements, we created an aligner that would cause the ice cube tray to roll into a cylinder.

However, this system has issues. First, we wanted the edges to still be mildly compliant, and this wheel filled out the edge rows to full depth, making them a little too tough. Plus, they made the silicone height too variable, so that we couldn't solely pick up the balls. So, we designed a second aligner with shorter spokes so that the edges would be fully compliant while still being held securely.

Next Steps

We need to finish up the corn-cob beater bar, but after that we'll be able to start testing.

Written on October 5, 2018