Basic-pulley.jpg
Device data
Manufacturing files https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:571542
Software license [ ]
Hardware license [ ]
Project data
Authors Lucas Wilder
Completed 2014
Made? Yes
Replicated? No
Cost USD $ 2.6
Export to Open Know How Manifest
Page data
Type Device, Project
Keywords 3D printing, heavy loads, OSAT, rope pulley, well water, ABS, PLA
SDGs Sustainable Development Goals SDG06 Clean water and sanitation
SDG08 Decent work and economic growth
Authors Lucas Wilder
Kathy Nativi
Published 2014
License CC BY-SA 3.0
Affiliations MTU
Michigan_Tech's_Open_Sustainability_Technology_Lab
MY4777
Language English (en)
Page views 403


This OSAT is a heavy-duty rope pulley that can be used to raise water from a well.[1] This pulley can be customized to any desired size, and can be paired with multiples of itself to further increase mechanical advantage.

Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]

Tools needed[edit | edit source]

Skills and knowledge needed[edit | edit source]

  • Ability to operate a 3D printer and Thingiverse Customizer.

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

  • Assembly instructions with images can be found here: http://imgur.com/a/5Ilmk
  • Print time estimate: ~4 hours, depending on the parameters entered.
  • Assembly time estimate: 2 minutes

Common Problems and Solutions[edit | edit source]

  • Did not experience any issues

Cost savings[edit | edit source]

  • Fully customizable size: Priceless
  • OSAT Total Cost: Printed parts ($1.86) + hardware($0.74) = $2.60
  • Closest commercial equivalent: http://goo.gl/ClkS1T
  • $8.90 savings and 77.4% savings

References[edit | edit source]

  1. web page: Appropedia Pulley Main Page, Available: https://www.appropedia.org/Pulley