THE CART PROJECT
The cart project has been a proposed idea that many of the members at FairNIST have been wanting. The coffee beans that are transported are packed with big quantities of bags, and it is hard to carry the bags. This proposed cart would be a method to allow members to transport the coffee bags easily from one place to another. The purpose of the cart is to function as a portable stand for customers to buy products from, a small upgrade from the decorated tables. The portable coffee cart will also allow the branding and promotion of the service group in order to attract more people to become aware of the company and products.
The project was carried out by four people: Ju Young Jeong, Pat Chatchalermwit, Peem Boonvisuit, and Shunto Takahashi. This cart was designed and manufactured over two years from 2017-2019 using recycled materials provided by the Design and Technology lab at NIST.
The group began with their investigation on the specifications of the cart’s functions and features. Then their sketches were visualized with digital design using the Fusion 360 application. By consulting with the design teachers about the necessary skills and possibilities in constructing the portable coffee cart, the cart was finalized. The product was made with assistance from the technicians on certain aspects such as hinges to lift support the extended tables and doors.
The final product of the coffee cart has four major compartments and fits multiple bags of FairNIST products and functions as a sales stand around campus. The cart features the group’s logo and motto “Service never smelled so good” with a coffee mug art.