We are a group of Mechanical Engineering students (4th year) from University of Southampton. Our aim is to design and manufacture a fully functional prototype of a fun noisy bin!

Left to right: Marcus Chien Eu Joen (Secretary, Design, Electronics), George Panayi (Project Manager, Design, Manufacturing), Elisavet Hadjiodysseos (Treasurer, Electronics, Software), Jack Gumoes (Procurement, Electronics, Software) and Ahmed Anbar (Team Leader, Design, Manufacturing).

This idea was developed by Bella, a Year 3 student, who won the Primary Engineer Leaders Award, in South England, in 2017.  The children were given the scenario “If you were an Engineer – What would you do?”. Bella inspired by Thierry Pope from MOD, invented the “Fun Noisy Rubbish Bin”, a solar-powered, waste bin that travels around playgrounds asking children if they have rubbish. It also makes noises! Her initiative was that by making a bin that is fun and interactive, kids would put more rubbish in the bin.

Over the next nine months, we will develop and manufacture a prototype of a “Fun Noisy Rubbish Bin”. The whole design process – from concept designs to manufacturing a functional prototype- will be documented on this blog.

We are all looking forward to this project and hope we can make Bella’s design come true!

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South of England

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South of England

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