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Measuring cup

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About this device
Measuringcup1.jpg
Keywords 3D printing, baking, kitchen tools, measuring cup, osat, plastic
Uses cooking, development
Authors Paul Bristol
Status Designed
Prototyped
Made? Yes
Replicated? Yes
Published 2015
Designed in Michigan, USA
Affiliations MY4777
MOST
MTU
Cost USD $ 0.80
SDGs SDG10 Reduced inequalities
License data
Hardware CC BY-SA 4.0
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Many people in 3rd World countries do not have access to stores like Walmart or Target where they can purchase necessary items. One of the items nessecary for most of cooking is a measuring cup. The openscad project is set to print a 1 cup measuring cup, but can be easily scaled to any practical size for cooking.

Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]

OpenCAD

STL

Tools needed[edit | edit source]

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

Skills and knowledge needed[edit | edit source]

  • How to print structural items with a 3D printer
  • Use of Acetone for smoothing and crack filling

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]

Prepping for the Print[edit | edit source]

  1. Use the Variable "cups" to change the size of the cup (Ex .5 for a half cup or 2 for 2 cups
  2. Use the Variable "lines" to change the number of size indicators up to a max of 8.
  3. Export STL
  4. In your slicer, use a high infill and thick outer layer

Other Info[edit | edit source]

  1. Print time is ~2 Hours
  2. No Post Printing assembly required

Common Problems and Solutions[edit | edit source]

  • Make sure initial layers do not curl up. If they do, it is almost impossible to use this for accurate measurements.

Cost savings[edit | edit source]

  • If your solution is not a low cost one then it is not really appropriate.
  1. 1 Cup uses 40g of Plastic which costed me $0.80
  2. A good 1 cup measuring cup costs about $9.00 on Amazon
  3. This is a savings of $8.20 or 1125%

References[edit | edit source]

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