Get our free book (in Spanish or English) on rainwater now - To Catch the Rain.

Difference between revisions of "777 Adaptive Aid"

From Appropedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Tags: Mobile edit, Mobile web edit
Line 16: Line 16:
=Project reservations=
=Project reservations=
* put your product idea here and then the text <nowiki> ~~~~ </nowiki>  
* put your product idea here and then the text <nowiki> ~~~~ </nowiki>  
Easy Grip Peeler [[User:Hannah Stoll|Hannah Stoll]] ([[User talk:Hannah Stoll|talk]]) 07:42, 16 October 2018 (PDT)
Easi-Grip Add-on Handle [[User:Q. I. Kaspriak|Q. I. Kaspriak]] ([[User talk:Q. I. Kaspriak|talk]]) 07:39, 16 October 2018 (PDT)
Easi-Grip Add-on Handle [[User:Q. I. Kaspriak|Q. I. Kaspriak]] ([[User talk:Q. I. Kaspriak|talk]]) 07:39, 16 October 2018 (PDT)

Revision as of 14:42, 16 October 2018

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

Please leave comments using the discussion tab. The course runs in the Fall semester. It is not open edit.

Arthritis is a debilitating disease that effects a body's joints, causing pain, which in turn limits the forces patients can produce. According to the CDC, by 2040, an estimated 78 million (26%) US adults aged 18 years or older are projected to have doctor-diagnosed arthritis.[1] For those who suffer from arthritis in the hands, even simple tasks such as opening jars can be cumbersome and painful, but most importantly, it can limit independence. Commercial systems are expensive [2] For example, a simple adaptive aid commercial spoon costs 10X what a normal spoon costs on Amazon. As we know distributed 3-D printing can often radically reduce costs. In this assignment we will leverage basic science and design to help those that are suffering from arthritis gain some independence at a low cost.


  1. Check mechanical properties of your filament using assigned specs from sheet handed out in class : print 5X horizontal ASTM_D638-14_Type4_FINAL.stl
  2. Identify an Arthritis aides or Arthritis products that you would like to design to be an open source 3D printable technology
  3. Make sure someone else has not already done it : Yeggi
  4. Reserve your product by signature tagging with ~~~~ in the next section 'project reservations'. You should add your own ideas to the list even if you already have one. More than one of you can tackle the same technology in a different way. You may also improve upon existing designs if you do so in a significant way. Do this today
  5. Design 3D printable components with ONLY OS CAD packages (e.g. OpenSCAD, FreeCAD, or Blender)
  6. Publish a picture, stl and source code for your design on
  7. In the description on MyMiniFactory include the approximate cost of your print and then compare it to a commercial offering with their price.
  8. Add picture, and link to your project page in gallery below.
  9. Print component and 5 tensile test coupons and bring to class in bag - See due dates on syllabus

Project reservations

  • put your product idea here and then the text ~~~~

Easy Grip Peeler Hannah Stoll (talk) 07:42, 16 October 2018 (PDT)

Easi-Grip Add-on Handle Q. I. Kaspriak (talk) 07:39, 16 October 2018 (PDT)

Knife Guard - Cjthormodson (talk) 07:25, 16 October 2018 (PDT)

Sandwich Holder - JBailey (talk) 07:38, 16 October 2018 (PDT)

Keyboard Type Assist ABStilwell (talk) 07:30, 16 October 2018 (PDT)

No bend weed puller Cmgietek (talk) 07:27, 16 October 2018 (PDT)

Unbuckle Me Car Seat Tool Molson (talk) 07:22, 16 October 2018 (PDT)

Sock Assist - Emily Weidensee Ejweiden (talk) 07:30, 16 October 2018 (PDT)

Seat Belt Grabber - Tjmarvin (talk) 07:30 16 October 2018 (PDT)

Key Turner - admitche (talk) 07:26 16 October 2018 (PDT)

Spring-Assisted Tabletop Scissors - alwoern (talk) 07:36, 16 October 2018 (PDT)

Pill Splitter - Aliaksei Petsiuk Aliaksei Petsiuk (talk) 07:39, 16 October 2018 (PDT)

Light Switch Extension Lever - Devon Smith (talk) 07:41, 16 October 2018 (PDT)

Easy Grip Nail Clipper - Jrjarvis (talk) 07:28, 16 October 2018 (PDT)

Car easy handle ajrettig(talk) Customizable Adaptive SpoonJhbell (talk) 07:39, 16 October 2018 (PDT)

  • Maddak ErgoWriter Writing InstrumentBproman (talk) 07:41, 16 October 2018 (PDT)


  • 20% Print quality
  • 30% Documentation
  • 25% Design (design for printing, plastic minimization)
  • 25% Function - Does it work?

Automatic reductions: -50% no source or the use of non-OS software -10% per day for late


Add your image and link the gallery below in a single line after the last one in the list