About this device
Final Pedal.jpg
Keywords 3D printing, bicycle, bike pedal, osat, plastic
Uses transportation, hobbyism
Authors Mitchell DeNooyer
Status Designed
Made? Yes
Replicated? No
Published 2019
Designed in Michigan, USA
Affiliations MTU
Cost USD $ 2.50
SDGs SDG09 Industry innovation and infrastructure
SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities
License data
Hardware CC BY-SA 4.0
Instructions data
Manufacturing files https://www.youmagine.com/designs/bike-pedal-38-29
Translation data

A bike is a very useful mode of transportation that many people in first-world countries take for granted. There has been a goal set to create a cheap bike using primarily 3D printed parts. This bike pedal is a good prototype for what the possibilities are for this project. This pedal is fully 3D printed and clips together around a bar/axle. The goal is that this pedal would be easy to switch out and allows for rotation around the axle but not in other directions. This is still a rough prototype and would need more work to be implemented fully onto the bike.

Possible additions to bike pedal:

  1. Add screw attachment at the end of the axle
  2. Develop more secure clips (these were tough to model and print)

Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]

  1. Plastic Filament (PLA preferred)
    1. All files (FreeCAD and .stl) can be found on Youmagine at: https://www.youmagine.com/designs/bike-pedal-38-29

Tools needed[edit | edit source]

  1. MOST Delta RepRap or similar RepRap 3-D printer
  2. Knife of some sort to clean up parts

Skills and Knowledge Necessary to Make the OSAT[edit | edit source]

  • Be sure you are able to load an STL into a slicer and orient it the correct way
  • Basic understanding of bike pedals

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

Common Problems and Solutions[edit | edit source]

  • Don't forget to put support everywhere on the pedal halves. Be sure to select "Everywhere" instead of "Touching Buildplate".
  • Ensure all pieces are printed with the orientation shown.

Cost savings[edit | edit source]

  1. The cost to print the full pedal is approximately $2.50
  2. Walmart sells two pedals for $7.99 [1]
  3. Savings are $3.00 per two pedals which is savings of 37.5%

Benefited Internet Communities[edit | edit source]

  • Copper Country Cycling Club [2]
  • Bicyclists of America [3]
  • Requests for OSAT - Appropedia [4]
  • Rhythm Bike & Board [5]
  • Down Wind Sports [6]

References[edit | edit source]

  • No specific References were used for this project.