Hinge.jpg
Device data
Manufacturing files https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:577167
Software license [ ]
Hardware license [ ]
Project data
Authors Charles Murillo
Completed 2014
Made? Yes
Replicated? No
Cost USD $ 2.15
Export to Open Know How Manifest
Page data
Type Device, Project
Keywords 3D printing, compost, hinge, toilet, plastic
SDGs 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
MY4777
Language English (en)
Page views 232



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%