Mission Impossible: Strawberry Picking

Mission Impossible: Strawberry Picking

Sometimes it's not just our customers who get creative with our products. Our team members like to get in on the action also.

One of our engineers, Brian, was spending hours weeding and picking his strawberry patch. As agricultural labor will tend to do, the gardening was hurting his back and knees​. So he decided to make like Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible and dangle over the problematic berry patch!

The Problematic Strawberry Patch
The Problematic Strawberry Patch

Using a set of carbon fiber tubes and other hardware, he created a lightweight overhead gantry system to suspend himself over the patch. It worked! BUT it was still very painful in a different way and also very complicated. Brian is working on a solution that includes ergonomics in the equation. But in the mean time, take a look at this engineer overachieve at berry picking!

Brian Berry Picking, Mission Impossible Style
Brian Berry Picking, Mission Impossible Style

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