Graduate Mechanical Engineer, University of Greenwich

Created as part of a group project for the Year 0 Engineering Project Design and Implementation class. The project specification was to design and construct a solar cooker that could be used to sterilise water in third world countries. In order to verify the temperature, an electronic thermometer was also constructed.

 The main reflector body was made from papier-mache that utilised a giant beach ball as a mold. The interior was lined with aluminium foil and then polished. 

The main reflector body was made from papier-mache that utilised a giant beach ball as a mold. The interior was lined with aluminium foil and then polished. 

 The solar reflector base was designed in Solidworks and laser-cut from 10mm plywood. The thermometer is mounted to the base.

The solar reflector base was designed in Solidworks and laser-cut from 10mm plywood. The thermometer is mounted to the base.

 The reflector body prior to trimming and finishing.

The reflector body prior to trimming and finishing.

 The reflector body after trimming on a temporary base.

The reflector body after trimming on a temporary base.

 The thermometer utilsed an LM35 temperature sensor and a 7 segment display. The clear cover was vacuum molded.

The thermometer utilsed an LM35 temperature sensor and a 7 segment display. The clear cover was vacuum molded.