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I am a Mechanical Engineering Student from the University of Houston. I am part of a team that is working on an exciting Senior Design Project. We are designing and building a Motorized Solar Powered Cooler and we are seeking funding to help us create this project. The funding will help us buy materials and test them to maximize the efficiency of the cooler.  Our goal is to create a cooler that acts as a refrigerator and does not need ice to function in the wilderness. The cooler will be powered by the sun using the solar panels we plan to install on the outside layers. These panels will also power the power outlets we will install on the cooler. These outlets will charge phones, laptops, radios, etc. We want this cooler to be easily portable so we are designing a frame that will be motorized to ease the transport process in rough terrains. This will also assist the elderly or handicapped and allow them to enjoy the wonders of camping or outdoor activities without straining themselves carrying a heavy cooler. People that require medicine such as insulin will no longer have to worry because the cooler will keep the medicine at coll temperatures at all times. We wanted to challenge ourselves and we dove into a project that required mechanical, electrical, and solar technology to be able to function properly. We are grateful for any donation and we hope to complete this project as soon as possible. 

Risks and challenges

Our team has learn the specifics of Solar Energy so that the cooler will be on when required. If the cooler is not receiving any power nothing will work and will render the cooler useless. We also have to design a frame that can handle the weight of the cooler as well as the rough terrain the wilderness has to offer. We have to engineer an engine that does not consume a lot of energy but can propel the cooler through rough weather and terrain. We also have to design an entire AC system that is compact and can use Solar Energy to cool the cooler to the desired temperatures. This all must be done within a school semester or we risk failing the class.

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