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** heliostats
** heliostats
** umbilical cord clamps [http://makezine.com/2013/10/18/3d-printing-umbilical-cord-clamps-in-haiti/]
** umbilical cord clamps [http://makezine.com/2013/10/18/3d-printing-umbilical-cord-clamps-in-haiti/]
** limb prostheses
** limb prostheses [[User:Acroche|Acroche]] ([[User talk:Acroche|talk]]) 08:15, 16 November 2014 (PST)
** high efficiency water pumps, spare parts
** high efficiency water pumps, spare parts
** tools
** tools

Revision as of 16:15, 16 November 2014

Sunhusky.png Michigan Tech's Open Sustainability Technology Lab.

Wanted: Students to make a distributed future with solar-powered open-source 3-D printing and recycling.
Contact Dr. Joshua Pearce - Apply here

MOST: Projects & Publications, Methods, Lit. reviews, People, Sponsors, News
Updates: Twitter, Instagram, YouTube


This page is part of an international project to use RepRap 3-D printing to make OSAT for sustainable development. Learn more.

Research: Open source 3-D printing of OSAT RecycleBot LCA of home recyclingGreen Distributed Recycling Ethical Filament LCA of distributed manufacturingRepRap LCA Energy and CO2 Solar-powered RepRapssolar powered recyclebot Feasibility hub Mechanical testingRepRap printing protocol: MOST‎ Lessons learnedMOST RepRap BuildMOST Prusa BuildMOST HS RepRap buildRepRap Print Server

Make me: Want to build a MOST RepRap? - Start here!Delta Build Overview:MOSTAthena Build OverviewMOST metal 3-D printer Humanitarian Crisis Response 3-D Printer

Winner of a the Gigabot social good contest

Open source 3-D printing of OSAT is gaining traction as groups like Re:3D (makers of the Gigabot) have sponsored contests to encourage designers to think about using 3D printers for social good, Michigan Tech sponsored the 3D printers for peace contest, the Plastic Bank, Techfortrade and the Ethical Filament Foundation are developing a new social economy for recycled 3D printer filament and Tekla Lab sponsored a contest to make open source lab equipment.

Do you have a great idea for a open-source appropriate technology that could be 3-D printed? First check out all the existing designs here. If you can not find it then click the "edit" below and post your idea. If you have an Appropedia account you can tag it with your signature --~~~~

In the Fall of 2014, MTU will be offering a class in open-source 3-D printing. One of the assignments will be to design and prototype OSAT. The inaugural class of 50 students will be using this page for ideas.

Designers if you see a request for an item you would like to work on - you can tag it with your signature --~~~~ as well and leave a message for the requester or collaborators.

The requests for this class are closed as of Nov. 13, 2014 - but please feel free to add your requests to the list. To see what the results go here


  • First check out all the existing designs here.

Bicycle parts

For MTU students interested in bicycle part design, Dr. John Gershenson has offered the use of his lab for measurements. existing bike hacks

  • Tire
  • Tube
  • Frame
  • Fork
  • Chain
  • Chain stay and seat stay
  • Chain Tensioner Spoonless (talk) 07:55, 13 November 2014 (PST)
  • Handlebars
  • Brake pads
  • Bottom bracket
  • Cranks
  • PedalsRnmcfarl (talk) 07:34, 13 November 2014 (PST)
  • Freewheel
  • Spokes
  • Front wheel (36 spokes)
  • Rear wheel (42 spokes)
  • Rim
  • Hub
  • Hub axle
  • Seat
  • Brake set (stirrups and rods)
  • Bearings (steer tube)
  • Bearings (engine, hubs)
  • Frame tubing
  • Handlebar grips Ab91 (talk) 07:55, 13 November 2014 (PST)
  • Rack
  • 7up
  • Fork supports
  • Seat
  • Mud guardRtgrady10
  • Light