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== Bill of Materials==
== Bill of Materials==
# Fully 3D printable (I used 1.75mm PLA filament)
# Fully 3D printable (I used 1.75mm PLA filament)
# [https://www.youmagine.com/designs/peanut-mill Link to Files]
# [https://www.youmagine.com/designs/peanut-mill Link to Openscad and STL Files]
== Tools needed for fabrication of the OSAT==
== Tools needed for fabrication of the OSAT==

Revision as of 09:11, 6 December 2018

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Peanut Mill

Project developed by Hannah Stoll
This OSAT has been designed but not yet tested - use at own risk.
This OSAT has been prototyped.

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  1. This hand powered machine is a food processing tool that will grind peanuts down so they can be made into peanut butter. There aren't many 3D printable milling devices out there. This entire mill is 3D printed and was designed with all open source technology. Food processing mills and machines are expensive to buy, so this printable one allows people in need to have tools that work.
Peanut mill.jpeg

Bill of Materials

  1. Fully 3D printable (I used 1.75mm PLA filament)
  2. Link to Openscad and STL Files

Tools needed for fabrication of the OSAT

  1. MOST Delta RepRap or similar RepRap 3-D printer

Skills and Knowledge Necessary to Make the OSAT

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions

Directions for Assembly:

  1. Fit center rod into internal grinder
  2. Place it in the outer grinder
  3. Put bearing top on the center rod
  4. Slide funnel on and snap pegs to outside of outer grinder
  5. Line up bearing top and bottom on funnel with center rod running through them
  6. Plastic join the bearing top and bottom
  7. Plastic join the internal grinder with the bracket
  8. Snap on connector arm to center rod
  9. Snap on handle to connector arm

  1. Include print time estimate
  2. Assembly time estimate: 15 minutes
  3. Drawing of Assembly:

Peanut mill layout.jpg

Common Problems and Solutions

  1. Plastic welding: The point of doing this in two places was to eliminate the need for screws and washers to make this completely printable. It is difficult, but placing the nozzle in the holes given and extruding +40 gives a good weld.
  2. The pegs on the funnel just snap around the outer grinder. I had an issue with the original part, but this was the quick fix.

Cost savings

  1. Estimate your costs
  2. Commercial equivalent: Country Living Mill Peanut Butter Accessory
  3. Calculate $ savings and % savings

Benefited Internet Communities

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  1. web page: Department of Energy (DOE) Landscaping and Energy Efficiency, DOE/GO-10095 (1995) Available: http://www.eren.doe.gov/erec/factsheets/landscape.html

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