What's the easiest way to pack and unpack your suitcase?
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Mikhail Korsanov May 02, 2022
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Come up with a solution to the problem: many people, when they travel, do not like to pack up the suitcase and unpack things. How to avoid or automate this? This can provide a solution for a new type of product or service and a market segment.
Clothes rolled in bundles of 3-5
Darko Savic May 02, 2022
It's not exactly automation but it's easier than classic folding. This video shows a few popular packing methods:
Mine is a hybrid of rolling and folding. I bundle multiple clothes together and fold or roll them into groups of three to five. To prevent shirts from wrinkling when I go somewhere where shirts need to remain ironed, I stuff them tightly with underwear and t-shirts, then carefully roll them to prevent wrinkles. I then cover them with more t-shirts to protect them from anything that could press against them.
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Povilas S May 02, 2022
It's not hard to imagine a "packing machine". You put the suitcase you want to fill up in the dedicated section of a machine, and then put the items you want to pack in another section one by one, simply throw them there. The machine measures the dimensions of your suitcase, the exact space there is available to fill up, and calculates the best way to do it according to the space available, the number of items, the materials that the items are made from, etc., and then packs it up in the most compact way possible.
If you put too many items inside, it informs you of this and lets you choose the least important ones to exclude. There could be machines only dedicated to packing standard size suitcases (like the free size bag allowed on many economy airlines) and there could also be ones that can pack suitcases of various sizes.
Such a machine might not be easy to build, but it sure seems possible.