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Authors Jacob Robinson
Made? Yes
Replicated? No
Cost USD 0.94
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Semi-Permanent Stake[edit | edit source]

Project developed by [Jakerob]

Abstract[edit | edit source]

  1. This Stake has been designed to serve as a semi-permanent connection between earth and man made shelter. current stakes work well but do not take much to kick out of the ground. this can be annoying and dangerous. My design creates an inexpensive alternative to classic stakes. My design creates a better hold and can be made in less than two hours!
Stake Final.JPG

Bill of Materials[edit | edit source]

  1. ) 36 grams of PLA Filament roughly $0.90
  2. ) 1 Phillips wood screw - #6 x 3/4" Roughly $0.04

Files can be found at:

Tools needed[edit | edit source]

  1. MOST Delta RepRap or similar RepRap 3-D printer
  2. A screwdriver/ Drill

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit | edit source]


  1. Line the two parts up as shown in the image below, the flat edge facing down.
  2. Stake positioning.JPG
  3. Insert the Stake Prong inside the Stake base and line up the holes.
  4. Stake Allignment.JPG
  5. insert screw

  • the Print takes roughly 1 hour and 30 min
  • The stake can be assembled in less than 1 minute
  • Including drawings or pictures of the device at stage of assembly at minimum. (Upload)

Common Problems and Solutions[edit | edit source]

  • The holes on the stake body may need to be altered if using different sized screws

Cost savings[edit | edit source]

  1. Cost per Stake: $0.94
  2. The closest item on the market is the spiral locking stake which is roughly $1.50 but this item does not function as well as this design.
  3. Cost savings 37%
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Type Project
Keywords 3d printing, stake, tent, ground support, plastic
SDG Sustainable Development Goals SDG09 Industry innovation and infrastructure
Authors Jacob Robinson, Kathy Nativi
Published 2016
License CC-BY-SA-3.0
Affiliations MTU, Michigan_Tech's_Open_Sustainability_Technology_Lab
Language English (en)
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