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    Cooking with children is something that most families do on a regular basis and through both research and questionnaires, it was discovered that … Read More
    Cooking with children is something that most families do on a regular basis and through both research and questionnaires, it was discovered that kitchen safety is of capital importance when doing so. It was also discovered through literature reviews that blenders are extremely popular pieces of kitchen equipment. Therefore, this project demonstrates the combination of a need for child safety in the kitchen and a product that addresses this need. Different power sources were researched and it was found that to make this blender completely safe for children, battery power must be used as anything connected constantly to the mains electricity is a serious hazard, and would be in violation of standards and legislations. The specification points were altered during the project, as there were problems encountered due primarily to the power source. The blender resulted in becoming more of a blender station, which would be a stationary kitchen appliance (as opposed to a lightweight transportable one). Acrylic plastic was chosen as the primary material for the blender, and injection moulding was chosen as the manufacturing method due to it’s speed and cost effectiveness. When it came to building a prototype, all the safety features that make this blender secure enough for children were included. A blender has been created that can be used for ages 4 years and up, which has the potential to involve and excite families throughout the country. Read Less
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Blender for Kids - University Final Year Project - Magazine Render of Final Product
 
Reference to John Lewis Logo: www.creativebrief.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/logo11.jpg
Quick Initial Concept Sketches 1 of 3
Quick Initial Concept Sketches 2 of 3
Quick Initial Concept Sketches 3 of 3
Developed Concept after Concept Selection
Further Development - Arm Section
Safety Features Storyboard - How It Works
Blender Colour Options
KeyShot 4 - Different Rendered Views
KeyShot 4 - Different Rendered Views - LED Lights On
Blender for Kids Final Render Poster
Building Prototype - Fully Working - Scale 1:1
Prototype Finished - Ready to Blend