Compost Toilet Hinge

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About this device
Hinge.jpg
Keywords 3D printing, hinge, compost, toilet
Uses development
Authors Chas
Status prototype
Made? Yes
Replicated? No
Designed in United States
Affiliations MTU
MOST
Materials Plastic
Cost USD $ 2.15
SDGs SDG10 Reduced inequalities
SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities
License data
Hardware CC BY-SA 4.0
Instructions data
Manufacturing files https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:577167
Translation data


Open Source Composting Toilet Hinge[edit | edit source]

Project developed by User:Tazmanian60


Abstract[edit | edit source]

Toilet seats and hinges are an overlooked item in the modern world. A proper seat and hinge provides support for when nature calls. This item may be used in a composting toilet aplication.

  1. Picture of completed print using
    Hinge.jpg

Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]

  1. Plastic for the print
  2. Screw
  3. Nut

The link for the OpenScad files as well as the STL can be found here: [1]

Tools needed[edit | edit source]

  1. MOST Delta RepRap or similar RepRap 3-D printer
  2. Screwdriver (sized for the screw)

Skills and knowledge needed[edit | edit source]

  • No extra skills necessary

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

  1. Print the parts
  2. Scrape plastic off
  3. Screw the bolt through the holes of the hinge
  4. Place nut over bolt

Common Problems and Solutions[edit | edit source]

  1. Problems printing round parts of hinge
    1. Change print quality

Cost savings[edit | edit source]

  • If your solution is not a low cost one then it is not really appropriate.
  1. $2 in plastic, $0.10 bolt, $0.05 nut
  2. A commercial equivalent can be found at: Toilet Hinge
  3. $7.90 Savings or 74.7%