Open source hoe

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Open source hoe
OShoe.jpg
Description It has the ability to cultivate and aerate soil. This tool can also dig out weeds in farms. Low cost and customizable.
Intended use agriculture, development
Keywords 3D printing, farming, tools, hoe, soil
Authors Anthony Chartrand
Status prototype
Made? Yes
Replicated? Was this project made independently by someone other than the authors and without their guidance? No
Countries of design United States
Materials Plastic
Estimated cost USD $ 2.00
Sustainable Development Goals SDG08 Decent work and economic growth
Documentation data
Language English
Manifest data
Language English
Updated 2020-06-04
Author Kathy Nativi
Author affiliation Appropedia
Author email info@appropedia.org

Open Source HoeEdit

Project developed by User:goliath182


AbstractEdit

One of the most important farm tools is the hoe. It has the ability to cultivate and aerate soil. This tool can also dig out weeds in farms. Up until now options of very low cost hoes was very limited. This hoe is very customizable, especially with the handle, which means it has the ability to fit any need you could possibly have. Best printed on an open-source metal 3d printer.

Bill of MaterialsEdit

  1. Hoe Handle (Any wooden or other material handle will work, stick, steel bar, ect.)
  2. Plastic for the print
  3. Screw

The link for the OpenScad files as well as the STL can be found here: [1]

Tools needed for fabrication of the OSATEdit

  1. MOST Delta RepRap or similar RepRap 3-D printer. Best printed on an open-source metal 3d printer.
  1. Screwdriver (sized for the screw)

Skills and Knowledge Necessary to Make the OSATEdit

  • No extra skills necessary

Technical Specifications and Assembly InstructionsEdit

  1. Print the part
  2. Scrape extra plastic off part
  3. Insert handle into hole on hoe
  4. Screw the screw into handle

Common Problems and SolutionsEdit

  1. Problems inserting handle
    1. Try cleaning out the handle holder
    2. Ensure that you correctly measured the handle radius

Cost savingsEdit

  • If your solution is not a low cost one then it is not really appropriate.
  1. $2 in plastic, $0.10 screw
  2. A commercial equivalent can be found at: Hoe
  3. $12.90 Savings or 86%