Design a mobile modular shopping system that the user owns and has the ability to go from the user’s vehicle to the store and back to the vehicle with ease, or more specifically the least amount of physical exertion by the user. The design utilizes versatile and reusable shopping bags and/or baskets and assists in organizing groceries in a more strategic pattern. We intend to use an existing bag/basket that will fit into a fabricated cart system. This cart system will be lightweight, collapsible, and easy to store in vehicle. The entire system should be able to hold at least 100 pounds of groceries, fit into a trunk size of 20 cubic feet. The system will be designed to expedite the whole shopping process, eliminating the need to obtain and return a store owned cart to the corral or store. System should require no more than two minutes to assemble or disassemble. To minimize cost, risk, and size, a child restrain will not be included.
Mechanical Engineering Design Project (UMSL JME 410)
Otzenberger, Stacy and McClung, Heath Daniel, "Portable Shopping Cart" (2018). Washington University / UMSL Mechanical Engineering Design Project JME 4110. 15.