Portable non-electric ice maker

Drinking a cup of iced drink is enjoyable in hot and dry weather.

However, what if there there is no power supply to run a traditional ice machine? Even with batteries, you cannot use them for a long time. This project aims to design and build a portable non-electric ice maker to produce ice at any time and anywhere by only a cup of hot water. One of the key characteristics of the device is that the prototype needs particular material for thermal insulation. Polyethylene is a type of light foam which can be implemented perfectly. The test result is in line with expectations, meets the design criteria and guaranteed stability while making ice efficiently. A cup of hot water can supply enough heat energy for the ice maker to make ice.

Future energy and resources


Mechanical Engineering

Chunyu Lin
Jiajun Liu
Yifan Liu
Huan Yang

vote for this project: FE72

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