Hinge.jpg
Device data
Manufacturing files https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:577167
Hardware license CERN-OHL-S
Certifications Start OSHWA certification
Project data
Authors Charles Murillo
Completed 2014
Made? Yes
Replicated? No
Cost USD 2.15
Instance of Compost toilet
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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

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%
Page data
Part of MY4777
Type Device, Project
Keywords 3d printing, compost, hinge, toilet, plastic, osat 3d-printable designs, agriculture
SDG Sustainable Development Goals SDG10 Reduced inequalities, SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities
Authors Charles Murillo, Kathy Nativi
Published 2014
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Affiliations MTU, Michigan_Tech's_Open_Sustainability_Technology_Lab
Language English (en)
Impact Number of views to this page and its redirects. Updated once a month. Views by admins and bots are not counted. Multiple views during the same session are counted as one. 104
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