Solar Oven Design Task:
Sunlight can be a practical source of alternative energy for everyday jobs, such as cooking. Simple reflection and absorption of sunlight can generate adequate heat for this purpose. Your challenge is to develop products that utilize sunlight for heating and cooking food. The products should be portable and made of inexpensive materials. It should be able to be used by individual families, and should be practical for adults to set up in a sunny spot.
Note: Specific materials for a targeted temperature can be postponed to a later stage. Do not worry about the specific quantity of heat that can be generated. Please focus on conceptual designs.
Please consider both the ways of capturing the light, and the structural variety of the concepts.
I am designing a solar cooker. One of the main things I have prioritised is portability. I want a hiker/adventurer to be able to pack/roll it up.
I have found a reflective/mirrored material that is extremely flexible, and have started prototyping with bases also.
I just want to know if anyone here could think of a cool way of keeping the spiral opened and in the correct position. I don’t want a cumbersome pole really!!
Any help will be greatly appreciated.