Measuring cup

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Measuring cup
Description The openscad project is set to print a 1 cup measuring cup, but can be easily scaled to any practical size for cooking.
Keywords 3D printing, measuring cup, kitchen tools, baking
Uses cooking, development
Authors Paul Bristol
Status prototype
Made? Yes
Replicated? Was this project made independently by someone other than the authors and without their guidance? Yes
Countries of design United States
Estimated cost USD $ 0.80
Sustainable Development Goals SDG10 Reduced inequalities
Documentation data
Language English
Manifest data
Language English
Updated 2020-06-04
Author Kathy Nativi
Author affiliation Appropedia
Author email

Measuring Cup[edit | edit source]

Project developed by [tacopaul11]

Abstract[edit | edit source]

  1. 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]



Tools needed for fabrication of the OSAT[edit | edit source]

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

Skills and Knowledge Necessary to Make the OSAT[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]