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Manufacturing files
Hardware license CERN-OHL-S
Certifications Start OSHWA certification
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Authors David Swanson
Years 2016
Made Yes
Replicated No
Cost USD 1
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  • incorrectly designed so that primitive components are not held together correctly
  • mechanical stability questionable
  • design to be 3d printable lacking

The fishing pole rod holder is OSAT as it allows a person that is fishing to set their fishing pole in the holder that sticks into the ground and can be left unattended to catch fish. This can be used all over the world to let a fishing pole catch a fish while the fisherman can go perform other duties and then come back to tend to their fish that will hopefully be caught on the fishing pole. The rod holder can accommodate a variety of fishing poles. The fishing pole rod holder gives the fisherman confidence that their pole will not be gone when they return to check on the fishing pole. The rod holder can be placed in the zero hunger category for OSAT as it helps fishermen put more rods out in the water while fishing depending on the fishing regulations to have a better chance to catch more fish for food.

Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]

  1. BOM List
    1. 5/16"" Wooden Dowel: $0.57 from Walmart
  2. Alternative methods for the dowel
    1. 5/16"" Machined Rod is an option if access to equipment to make one
  3. The STL and Blender file can be downloaded from the YouMagine Link.

Tools needed[edit | edit source]

  1. MOST Delta RepRap or similar RepRap 3-D printer

Skills and knowledge needed[edit | edit source]

  • A basic idea of how to run a STL file through a slicer and then take the g-code to print the rod holder. Besides that no special skills are required to make the fishing pole rod holder.

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

  1. Directions for print
  2. Print time estimate: 6 hours 10 minutes
    1. Download the Rodholder STL file from YouMagine Link
    2. Open up the STL file in a Slicer, I used Cura for my slicer and my settings for the print are displayed below. Cura fill.JPG

Directions for assembly

  1. Assembly time estimate: 5 minutes
    1. The 5/16"" dowel and the finished print of the rod holder. The length of the dowel is personal preference. Layoutrod.jpg
    2. The 5/16"" dowel is placed in the hole by press fitting. Rod placement.jpg
    3. The fishing pole rod holder is now complete. Grass rod.jpg

Common Problems and Solutions[edit | edit source]

When the rod holder file in a slicer, make sure to add a support type so that the top overhang does collapse while printing.

Cost savings[edit | edit source]

  1. 3D Printed Fishing Pole Holder
    1. 3D Print:$0.40
    2. Wooden Dowel:$0.57
  2. Fishing Pole Holder on the market:$16.99 [1]
  3. Cost Savings:$16.02

References[edit | edit source]

  1. No references were used for this project.
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Keywords 3d printing, fishing pole, rod holder, plastic
SDG SDG02 Zero hunger, SDG08 Decent work and economic growth
Authors David Swanson
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Organizations MTU, Michigan_Tech's_Open_Sustainability_Technology_Lab, MY4777
Language English (en)
Related 0 subpages, 2 pages link here
Impact 467 page views
Created November 30, 2016 by David Swanson
Modified June 18, 2024 by Felipe Schenone
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