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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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OSAT Pulley Assembly - EE 4777[edit]

Project developed by Lucas Wilder (talk) 17:20, 30 November 2014 (PST)
Status
This OSAT has been designed but not yet tested - use at own risk.
This OSAT has been prototyped.

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Abstract[edit]

  • This OSAT is a heavy-duty rope pulley that can be used to raise water from a well [1]. This pulley can be customized to any desired size, and can be paired with multiples of itself to further increase mechanical advantage.
Basic-pulley.jpg

Bill of Materials[edit]

Tools needed for fabrication of the OSAT[edit]


Skills and Knowledge Necessary to Make the OSAT[edit]

  • Ability to operate a 3D printer and Thingiverse Customizer.


Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit]

  • Assembly instructions with images can be found here: http://imgur.com/a/5Ilmk
  • Print time estimate: ~4 hours, depending on the parameters entered.
  • Assembly time estimate: 2 minutes


Common Problems and Solutions[edit]

  • Did not experience any issues


Cost savings[edit]

  • Fully customizable size: Priceless
  • OSAT Total Cost: Printed parts ($1.86) + hardware($0.74) = $2.60
  • Closest commercial equivalent: http://goo.gl/ClkS1T
  • $8.90 savings and 77.4% savings

References[edit]

  1. web page: Appropedia Pulley Main Page, Available: http://www.appropedia.org/Pulley