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Manufacturing files https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:571542
Hardware license CERN-OHL-S
Certifications Start OSHWA certification
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Authors Lucas Wilder
Completed 2014
Made Yes
Replicated No
Cost USD 2.6
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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
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Keywords 3d printing, heavy loads, osat, rope pulley, well water, abs, pla
SDG SDG06 Clean water and sanitation, SDG08 Decent work and economic growth
Authors Lucas Wilder
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Organizations MTU, Michigan_Tech's_Open_Sustainability_Technology_Lab, MY4777
Language English (en)
Related 0 subpages, 5 pages link here
Aliases Pulleys
Impact 902 page views
Created December 1, 2014 by Lucas Wilder
Modified January 29, 2024 by Felipe Schenone
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