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Handlebar grips

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MOST Delta filament as guide.JPG This page was part of an MTU course MSE4777 OA and MSE4777 OB/MSE5777/EE4777/EE5777: Open-source 3-D printing

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Title of the device or system[edit]

Handlebar grip for a bicycle developed by Abhijeet Divekar

Abstract[edit]

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

Grip1.jpg

Bill of Materials[edit]

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

Tools needed for fabrication of the OSAT[edit]

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

Skills and Knowledge Necessary to Make the OSAT[edit]

  • No special skill(s) needed.

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit]

No special instructions needed. Pretty straight-forward.

Common Problems and Solutions[edit]

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

Cost savings[edit]

  • 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]

  • Dr. Greshenson's Lab for measurements.