• Location
    Lincroft, New Jersey
  • Status
  • Age Level
    14 to 18 Years

The Problem

We want to help people with only one hand cook or bake. It is extremely difficult to lift, balance, and transport hot trays around the kitchen and in-and-out of an oven with only one hand without dropping the tray or burning yourself.

Our Plan

We want to create a product that will make this easier. Taking inspiration from tongs, garbage collector devices, other cooking-related or lifting-related products designed for one-handed people, we will design our own product and will work to construct it.

Themes Addressed

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    Community Enhancement
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The Benefit

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Here is how the project went:

It was successful! Our product worked and was able to lift a heavy tray and keep it balanced while transporting it.

Through this project I/we learned:

While we had many setbacks in our materials breaking, after many redesigns we were finally able to create the product that worked. Every problem can be overcome; there is always another way to do something.

What I/we might change:

We might change the material we used to create the prototype. Currently, we are using Lexan, a type of plastic, but the product would be more reliable and safe with a stronger material such as wood or even metal.

My/our favorite part of this project was:

My favorite part of this project was brainstorming possible solutions to the problem.

Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:

Working with groups is always fun, but remember to be open to any ideas and communicate clearly.

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