# Need Statement

Vindya Hostel is in need of cloth folding bot to ease the work of students.

# Introduction

Many students are facing lots of difficulties to fold and arrange their clothes due to their busy schedules.To help them our team is designing and making a semiautomatic, portable cloth folding machine with some engineering skills. Cloth folding machines' are greatly used in textile industries .These machines are very expensive for the people. So we are making a affordable, easy to use machine .

1 What to do want the machine to do? Fold clothes Function
2 Do you want the machine to be automatic or semiautomatic? Semiautomatic Objective
3 How many tshirts to you want to be folded in one go? 1 Constraint
4 Do you want to the machine to be fixed or portable? Portable Objective
5 What should be the minimum weight of machine? Less than 1kg Constraint
6 What is the minimum size of machine? 1.5ft1.5ft1.5ft Constraint
7 What is your minimum budget for machine? Less than 4000/- Constraint
8 What other functions do you expect? It should have an indicator to signal process completion, it should sense the cloth Function
9 Do you want the machine to be user friendly? Yes Objective
10 Which colour machine would you prefer? I would prefer some decent colour Objective
11 Do you want to store and dispense clothes? Yes Function

# 2.2 Basic survey and requirements

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Sl.no. Observation from surveys Requirements
1 Weight of machine It should easy to carry
2 Cost Machine should not exceed price of 4000Rs
3 Number of tshirts to be folded Machine should fold one tshirt in one go

# 2.3 Identify clients objectives

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l.no. Objectives
01 Machine should be semiautomatic
02 Machine should be portable
03 Machine should be user friendly
04 Machine should be decent in colour

Problem definition 1.1: Design a semi-automatic cloth folding machine, which should be portable with some decent colour and user-friendly.

# 2.4 Identify constraints

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Sl.no. Constraints
01 Machine should weight less than 1kg
02 Machine should fold one tshirt in one go
03 Machine should not exceed price of Rs4000
04 Dimensions of machines should be 1.5ft each

Problem definition 1.2: Design a semi-automatic cloth folding machine, which should be portable with some decent colour and user-friendly. Machine should not exceed the volume of 1.5 cubic unit, should fold one tshirt in one go, should not exceed price of Rs4000 .

# 2.5 Establishing functions

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Sl.no. Functions
01 Fold clothes
02 Dispensing
03 Storage

Problem definition 1.3: Design a semi-automatic cloth folding machine, which should be portable with some decent colour and user-friendly. Machine should not exceed the volume of 1.5cubic feet, should be able to fold one T-shirt in one go, should not exceed price of Rs4000. Machine should fold and store the clothes.