About this device
Hinge.jpg
Keywords 3D printing, compost, hinge, toilet, plastic
Uses development
Authors Chas
Status Designed
Prototyped
Made? Yes
Replicated? No
Published 2014
Designed in Michigan, USA
Affiliations MTU
MOST
MY4777
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

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%