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SAC-OUT

This back-rest is designed such that the weight of the body itself provides anchorage to the cloth that supports the back. Since this is free of any joints, a simple regular sheet of cloth can be looped around a wooden plank and be used as this back-rest. The entire back gets supported by the cloth similar to that in a hammock. As the body itself acts as the anchor point the angle of the sitting posture can also be changed according to specific requirements.(Designed by Harsh Patel)






SELF-DESTRUCTIVE MACHINE

The idea emerged while discussing about creating a machine which would be able to clean unwanted elements present in our surroundings. We realised that everything around us (including the tea we drink) gets made by a machine. So it’s these ‘machines’ which have actually ‘contaminated’ the environment. As a protest it was decided to create a machine whose sole purpose would be to destroy itself. According to the diagram the working of this simple mechanism is configured such that as the mechanism works it cuts off its own 'belt' (which is made out of connecting double-sided band-saws) thus stopping the mechanism and hence ‘destroying’ itself.(Designed by Harsh Patel, Ameya Athavankar and Niketa Laheri)






CYCLE BAG

This bag is a result of an academic exercise - to design a bag for a bicycle that takes care not to cause any imbalance to the rider. The bag has four square units that form individual pouches, attached to each other by links that can be folded inwards or outwards to reduce it to a single square. The straps for the bag are designed such that the same straps could be used as a shoulder bag strap, a back pack strap, and as locking devices once straddled onto the bicycle. The four squares could have multiple colors and each time it is folded in differently the bag could take on a new color. For trekkers or cyclists who may require to walk long distances, this bag can also be worn over the shoulder like a front and back apron, for better distribution of weight and easy access to objects inside.(Designed by Bhavana Hameed)