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					   The Cranberry Harvester




                                        Red B
                                        October 5, 2005
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                        Market
          -   2005: 6.49 billion barrels
          -   $225 million production
          -   Wisconsin (50%)
          -   Massachusetts (33%)
          -   New Jersey, Oregon, Washington



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          “Egg Beaters”




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          Gathering




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           Market Opportunity
      Product Description:
        Remote controlled
       watercraft that deploys
       the barrier used to
       corral the cranberries

      Intended Customers:
        Cranberry Farmers
          conducting a wet harvest

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              Technical Analysis
          Customer Needs               Design Attributes           Engineering
                                                                     Specs

          Easily and quickly           Fast and simple          Remote controlled craft
          deploy the cranberry                                  with intuitive controls
          barrier
          Eco-Safe: not harmful        Non-toxic materials      A motor that runs on
          to the bog                                            food-grade oils

          Works in a variety of        Robust, stable, and      Floating on pontoons
          sizes and shape bogs         flexible design          and had a small turning
                                                                radius
          Transportable: fits in the Collapsible components     Main elements easily
          back of a pickup truck                                disconnect for transport


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                   Our Prototype
          Lightweight, simple
             structure



                                                        Spool of
                                                          Barrier net




            Pontoons



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                    Product Cycle
                                           • One end of net
                        Conveyor             secured at shore
     Path of Boat
     and Net                               • Boat circles
                                             cranberries, leaving
                                             net in path
                                           • Attach net to winch
          Cranberries                      • Net constricts around
                                             cranberries
                                           • Conveyor belt
                                             removes cranberries
                                             (as done currently)
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          Net Orientation Test

                                          Horizontal




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          Net Orientation Test

                                 Vertical

                             - Conclusion: Power to
                               unravel spool negligible
                               compared to the power
                               to overcome water
                               resistance of boat.

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               Acknowledgments
          -   Linda McIntyre
          -   Bradshaw’s Cranberry Farm
          -   Univ. of Georgia
          -   http://library.thinkquest.org/TQ0312380/index.htm




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