We want to note that this solution will be used in both options, but Option 1 explores adding a hinge lid so that you don't have to remove the whole cap (reverse twist) every time to load the beans.
The gear box in the top cap creates a counter clockwise rotational force which we can use to our advantage by reversing the direction you twist to lock the top. We have designed the cap so that the counter clockwise rotational force coming from the gearbox will keep the top cap locked on, while not continuing to tighten the top cap so it becomes too hard to remove.
- Fast development time, we have already prototyped and tested this design
- Keeps the smooth top and face on the top cap (no indent/cut for lid opening)
- Unconventional motion. Twist left to lock, right to unlock.
- Slower process to load beans
Time: Estimated to begin tooling in 1 week.