About this device
Keywords 3D printing, bicycle, bike handlebar grips, osat, plastic
Uses transportation, development, hobbyism
Status Prototyped
Made? Yes
Replicated? No
Published 2014
Designed in Michigan, USA
Affiliations MTU
Cost USD $ 0.60
SDGs SDG09 Industry innovation and infrastructure
SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities
License data
Hardware CC BY-SA 4.0
Instructions data
Manufacturing files https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:577616
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Handlebar grip for a bicycle developed by Abhijeet Divekar

This part was built to meet the needs of one of our professors; Dr. Greshenson, that heads a bike Enterprise program at Michigan Tech.

Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]

  1. No additional materials needed. Open source softwares, computer and RepRap is all you need.
    1. SCAD
    2. STL

Tools needed[edit | edit source]

  1. MOST Delta RepRap or similar RepRap 3-D printer
  2. OpenSCAD
  3. Slicing Software, like Cura or Slic3r

Skills and knowledge needed[edit | edit source]

  • No special skill(s) needed.

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

No special instructions needed. Pretty straight-forward.

Common Problems and Solutions[edit | edit source]

  • Include common mistakes/problems to avoid in building your OSAT and how to overcome them

Cost savings[edit | edit source]

  • If your solution is not a low cost one then it is not really appropriate.

Typical handlebar grip costs anywhere between $3 - $8 Amazon. The 3D printed equivalent costs about 60 cents for a pair. So the cost basically reduced about 10 times the commercial equivalent.

References[edit | edit source]

  • Dr. Greshenson's Lab for measurements.