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Improved Potato Ricer

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Potato Ricer[edit]

Project developed by User:Matthew K. Makarewicz
This OSAT has been designed but not yet tested - use at own risk.
This OSAT has been prototyped.

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  1. A potato ricer is used as a way to mash potatoes. It is a preferred methods of mashing potatoes. This tool can allow people to improve their quality of cooking without the need to buy specialized tools. All that is needed is a 3D printer and filament. This ricer also have the option of changing out the mesh to produce varying sizes of riced potatoes. It can also be used to rice other foods as well.
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Bill of Materials[edit]

    1. Food-Safe 3D printer filament. 149 grams ($2.98)
    2. 5 (size) nuts and bolts ($0.75)
    3. Link to part files[1]

Tools needed for fabrication of the OSAT[edit]

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

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit]

  1. To assemble the printed parts, the nuts and bolts are used to: 1) attach the ricer plate to the ricer body 2) attach the ricer arm to the ricer press and the ricer handle 3) attach the ricer handle to the ricer body.
  2. Printing Time requirement: 7 hours and 14 minutes
  3. Assembly Time requirement: 5 minutes

Cost savings[edit]

  1. Estimated costs : $3.73
  2. Commercial equivalent $9.20 [2]
  3. Cost Savings : $5.47 or 60%

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