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== Benefited Internet Communities ==
== Benefited Internet Communities ==
  *[http://www.appropedia.org/Requests_for_3-D_printable_open_source_appropriate_technology Requests for OS 3D Printable Objects]
  *[http://www.appropedia.org/Requests_for_3-D_printable_open_source_appropriate_technology Requests for OS 3D Printable Objects]
*[http://www.fpsa.org/ Food Processing Suppliers Association]
*[http://www.appropedia.org/Open_Source_Appropriate_Technology OSAT]
*[http://www1.wfp.org/ World Food Programme]
*[https://www.actionagainsthunger.org/ Action Against Hunger]

Latest revision as of 15:42, 6 December 2018

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Peanut Mill[edit]

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[edit]

  1. Fully 3D printable (I used 1.75mm PLA filament)
  2. Link to Openscad and STL Files
    1. Bearing Bottom, 4 min, 2 g
    2. Bearing Top, 7 min, 4 g
    3. Center Rod, 18 min, 11 g
    4. Connector Arm, 15 min, 8 g
    5. Funnel, 3 hr 19 min, 111 g
    6. Bracket, 5 min, 2 g
    7. Handle, 34 min, 18 g
    8. Inner Grinder, 34 min, 21 g
    9. Outer Grinder, 1 hr 27 min, 49 g
      1. TOTAL: 6 hr 39 min, 226 g

Tools needed for fabrication of the OSAT[edit]

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

Skills and Knowledge Necessary to Make the OSAT[edit]

Technical Specifications and Assembly Instructions[edit]

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. Print time estimate: 6 hours 39 minutes
  2. Assembly time estimate: 15 minutes
  3. Drawing of Assembly:

Peanut mill layout.jpg

Common Problems and Solutions[edit]

  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[edit]

  1. This machine can save people over $100 depending on the type of mill wanted.
  2. Commercial equivalent: Country Living Mill Peanut Butter Accessory
  3. I saved about $160 compared to the competition above. That's roughly a 97% savings.

Benefited Internet Communities[edit]

*Requests for OS 3D Printable Objects
*Food Processing Suppliers Association
*World Food Programme
*Action Against Hunger


[1] [2] [3] [4]

  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
  2. web page: Grain Mill Reviews: Basic Overview of the Different Grain Mills (Video 1 in a Series) Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2biIDfbWRIkl
  3. web page: Troubleshooting Guide Available:http://www.countrylivinggrainmills.com/support/grinder/
  4. web page: Hand Crank Mill for pregrinding nuts for Nut Butter Grinder Available:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0khTvo5Ag4

[[Category:Food Processing]] [[Category:Grinder]] [[Category:Mill]]