About this device
Hand Cultivator3.jpg
Completed Hand Cultivator
Keywords 3D printing, gardening, hand cultivator, osat, tools, plastic
Uses agriculture, industry, hobbyism, gardening
Authors Matthew Andres
Status Designed
Modelled
Prototyped
Verified
Verified by Matthew Andres
Made? Yes
Replicated? No
Published 2015
Designed in Michigan, USA
Affiliations MTU
MOST
MY4777
Cost USD $ 2.88
SDGs SDG02 Zero hunger
SDG15 Life on land
License data
Hardware CC BY-SA 4.0
Instructions data
Translation data

This OSAT is a hand cultivator. It is used to clear land and to assist in gardening tasks. This is an appropriate tool because it assists in making a better garden that will produce more crops. According to Midwest Gardening [1] cultivating has many benefits. They state that cultivating allows easier penetration of air, nutrients and water into the sun and wind dried soil. Cultivating also remove weeds that steal water and nutrients from the plants. Less supplemental watering is also a benefit gained from cultivating. By using a plastic tool, there is the benefit of the tool never rusting and allows for easy cleaning.

Link to Thingiverse page where customization can be done to the tool: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1158335/#files

Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]

CAD Files

STL

Extra Parts

  • There are not other parts needed for this tool.

Tools needed[edit | edit source]

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

Skills and knowledge needed[edit | edit source]

  • There is no special skills needed to make this tool.

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

  1. If any changes to the design want to be done, open the SCAD file and adjust the parameters.
  2. Slicing instructions
    1. Fill % = 100
    2. Speed = 50 mm/sec
    3. Layer Height = .12 mm
    4. No support Needed
    5. I recommend using a brim on the print
    6. Make sure prongs are facing up
  3. Print time with above settings will be about 11 Hours
  4. There is no assembly time
Demoing Tool Use in Weeds/Dirt, Gravel, and Wood Chips

Common Problems and Solutions[edit | edit source]

I broke my glass trying to get the piece off the bed so be careful on removal.

Cost savings[edit | edit source]

Cost of creating this hand cultivator

*Filament needed: 130.8
*At a cost of $23 a kilogram the total cost of the tool is $2.88

Commercial Equivalents

*Equivalents range from $3.74 (cultivator 1) to about $21 (cultivator 2)
*They range in materials from composites to most of them being made of metal.

Saving amount

*The savings are anywhere from $.86 to $18.12
*The percentage of the cost is from 77% of the cost of the cheap one to 13.72% of the expensive one

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Cultivating and Tilling, Why , How and When." Cultivating and Tilling, Why , How and When. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2015. Available: http://www.midwestgardentips.com/cultivating.html