Hand shovel.JPG
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Manufacturing files http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:577651
Hardware license CERN-OHL-S
Certifications Start OSHWA certification
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Type Hand shovel
Authors Zach Malinowski
Status Designed
Prototyped
Years 2014
Made Yes
Replicated No
Cost USD 3.8
OKH Manifest Download

This project is a hand shovel. It can also be scaled up easily into a normal shovel. This fulfills a need where people need a shovel or don't have normal access to the materials. People can also can use this if they feel that normal shoves aren't efficient enough. The design of the shovel is to be very wide to improve scoping efficiency.

Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]

Optionally, get the files from thingiverse. http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:577651

Tools needed[edit | edit source]

  1. MOST Delta RepRap or similar RepRap 3-D printer
  2. A 2 part epoxy or other adhesive

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

Print at least one shovel and one handle. Handles fit together. It is recommended to print 2 handles to allow for a nice grip room.

The shovel can take 5+ hours to print. Each handle can take 1+ hour to print.

Assembly[edit | edit source]

Expect assembly to take 1-2 hours depending on your adhesive.

  1. Step 1 - Remove any extra plastic from the printed holes.
  2. Step 2 - Glue pieces together
  3. Step 3 - Use your shovel

Common Problems and Solutions[edit | edit source]

  • One common problem is making is inset hole to small for the handle. Make sure that you make the inset hole at least 1 mm bigger.

Cost savings[edit | edit source]

  1. Total build cost with 2 handles - $3.80
  2. http://www.amazon.com/Fiskars-79786931J-Composite-Trowel-79786931J0/dp/B0002YVDSW/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1417703076&sr=8-5&keywords=hand+shovel
  3. $4.68 - $3.80 = $0.88

References[edit | edit source]


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Keywords 3d printing, gardening, hand tools, osat, shovel, plastic
SDG SDG08 Decent work and economic growth
Authors Zach Malinowski
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Organizations Michigan_Tech's_Open_Sustainability_Technology_Lab, MY4777, MTU
Language English (en)
Related subpages, pages link here
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Created December 4, 2014 by Zach Malinowski
Modified June 18, 2024 by Felipe Schenone
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