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Compost Toilet Hinge

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MOST Delta filament as guide.JPG This page was part of an MTU course MSE4777 OA and MSE4777 OB/MSE5777/EE4777/EE5777: Open-source 3-D printing

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Open Source Composting Toilet Hinge[edit]

Project developed by User:Tazmanian60
Status
This OSAT has been designed but not yet tested - use at own risk.
This OSAT has been prototyped.

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Abstract[edit]

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]

  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 for fabrication of the OSAT[edit]

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

Skills and Knowledge Necessary to Make the OSAT[edit]

  • No extra skills necessary

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit]

  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]

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

Cost savings[edit]

  • 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%