About this device
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|Designed in||United States|
|Cost||USD $ 0.20|
|Hardware||CC BY-SA 4.0|
|This Open Source Appropriate Technology has been designed but not yet tested — use at your own risk.|
|This Open Source Appropriate Technology has been prototyped.|
A better way to eat[edit | edit source]
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Abstract[edit | edit source]
- Everyone eats, some eat with their hands, and some eat with utensils. This is a project focusing around bringing the best utensils to people worldwide, without the usual cost involved. This is the creation of a utensil that can be easily printed by a 3D printer anywhere around the world. Our wish at project spork is to enable all to have a clean and convenient eating experience. The better spork is made to be east to clean and to have significantly better cutting ability than any other spork/knife to date.
- Picture of completed print using [[File:|200px|right]]
Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]
- Provide a full BOM -- This part needs only a 3D printer and a filament that is non toxic.
- Upload and link to all source files from open source CAD
- Upload and link to all STLs
Tools needed[edit | edit source]
- A 3D printer
- memory card
- various printer tools like tweezers
Skills and knowledge needed[edit | edit source]
- You simply need to be able to download and the part and use a 3D Printer to make it.
Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]
- This device does not need assembly, and will be able to be used right off the print bed.
- Print time: approx. 30 minutes
- drawing below:
Revised simifinal product
Common Problems and Solutions[edit | edit source]
- I recommend including a brim to ensure the spork does not peel off the build plate while printing. This will need someone to chip off the brim when the spork comes out.
- before loading the stl file into cura, I ran it through netfabb to make sure it would print. it turned out that it had some problems and was not a "water tight" shape yet.
- I recommend sanding or polishing the parts of the utensil that will touch your mouth, otherwise the sharp areas can be uncomfortable or harm you.
Cost savings[edit | edit source]
- Printing this spork knife will cost under 20 cents. while buying a similar design on amazon will cost more than $8.
- In addition to the cost savings, this spork is a better design and specifically has a more effective knife. users can also customize the file before printing to make it the right shape and size for them and their diet.
References[edit | edit source]
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- web page: Department of Energy (DOE) Landscaping and Energy Efficiency, DOE/GO-10095 (1995) Available: http://web.archive.org/web/20021201231338/http://www.eren.doe.gov:80/erec/factsheets/landscape.html