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  1. Presents:The Brumal Box Group Members: Alex Landry, Andrew Dobbin, Russell Fulgencio and Kirk MacDonald

  2. Introduction • Compact • Electronically Controlled • Aesthetically Pleasing • Quiet The Brumal Box is a compact, canned beverage refrigerator, incorporating qualities such as: In addition to these qualities, the design will maximize storage capacity while maintaining the compact design. Incorporating an automatic launcher has also been discussed.

  3. Purpose • Less wasted space • Reduction in cost • Chill drinks faster • Save energy To improve the design of the mini fridge to fit specific desires. Aimed at canned beverage consumers, the Brumal Box will be smaller in size, increased cooling efficiency and more visually appealing than the classic mini fridge.

  4. Refrigeration Design • Components of the Brumal Box will be similar to the mini fridge but will be shaped for our needs. • Tall and Sleek Design • Energy Efficient Dispensing • Maximized Storage Capacity • Light Weight Approximate Dimensions (inches) Height: 24 Width: 10 Depth: 12

  5. Launcher Design • Integration of a Can Launching Dispenser to the Brumal Box will provide convenience to consumers and is a viable option to incorporate into this project. Spring Launcher Catapult Launcher With different launching techniques, trials to find the most energy efficient and lowest maintenance launcher will be conducted using reduced scale prototypes.

  6. Progress

  7. Compressor

  8. What’s inside…

  9. Problems • Inexperience • Lack of material • Funds To increase knowledge in subject, consultations with local experts have and will continue to commence. • Local Resources: • Cameron’s Appliance Repair • St.F.X. Professors • Online Advisors

  10. Marketability • Small, compacted size makes it ideal for tight living conditions. • Partnership with major beverage companies such as Pepsi and Coca-Cola. • Sleek design makes a decorative addition to dorm room

  11. Survey Results

  12. Traditional Residence

  13. Economic Analysis # of Fulltime students enrolled in universities in Canada: 882,621 (2009-2010) • BC: 12% (97,776 students) • AB: 10% (92,577 students) • SK: 3% (25,884 students) • MB: 4% (31,539 students) • ON: 42% (384,324 students) • QC: 21% (180,054 students) • NL: 2% (14,250 students) • P.E.I: 0.004% (3,540 students) • NS: 4% (34,005 students) • NB: 2% (18,675 students) Of the 882,621 students, 726,995 (82.3% ) are undergrads.

  14. Economic Viability • No. of Undergrads in Canada: 726,995 • Students wholive in residences: 363,498 (50%) • Selling Price of Brumal Box: $100 • Potentially profit at least $36 million. Expanding to international markets with larger populations can strengthen the economic viability

  15. Do you Purchase canned Drinks in Bulk (12+ cans) 29.4% 70.6%

  16. How often do you consume canned beverages?

  17. What kind of canned beverages do you consume?

  18. Project Schedule • Jan 7th – Feb 2nd: Project proposal. • Feb 3rd – Feb 9th: Disassembly of standard mini-fridge. Analysis of mini-fridge components. • Feb 10th – Feb 16th: Technical consultation with refrigeration technician Brent. Design of Brumal Box frame. • Feb 17th – Feb 23rd: Completion of Brumal box frame design. • Feb 24th – Mar 2nd: Construction of frame.

  19. Project Schedule (continued) • Mar 3rd – Mar 9th: Design of insulation layer. • Mar 10th – Mar 16th: Presentation of second progress report. • Mar 17th – Mar 23rd: Installation of insulation layer. Design of outer refrigerator shell. • Mar 24th – Mar 30th: Installation of outer refrigerator shell. • Mar 31st – Apr 6th: Presentation of final project report. • Apr 7th – Apr 8th: Submission of final project report.

  20. Conclusion The basic information needed to construct the Brumal Box has been obtained. The market for this type of product and the potential for a large profit exist. Further research has to be done on the launcher and the cooling system.