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M8 washer-operated Bottle Opener

by Erik, published

M8 washer-operated Bottle Opener by Erik Feb 24, 2011

Description

I spent my last penny, so I needed to (p)improvise this thing :)

No seriously, the penny is the most expensive part of this bottle opener, so I decided to reduce its cost drastically.

Well, actually, I simply didn't have any US coins at my disposal and even a penny makes for a pretty bulky bottle-opener, so I decided to use what every Mendel hacker has at least a few kilograms of: M8 washers I shaved of a few flats for this design to be printable in 9 minutes on my Ultimaker at 100 mm/s (0.3 solidity). With PLA this makes for a pretty strong bottle opener.

The .SCAD file just imports the original file by Nick Starno, and takes a few slices off it where it's not essential. I will do extensive testing with beer bottles :)

Thanks Nick, for the "original derivative"!

See the video of it being made and used, in 9 minutes!

youtube.com/watch?v=tywVdUyxaUE

9 minutes is the fastest I could print it without too much compromise in quality, it could be nicer if you have a little more patience. The opener does look better when you print it at around 70mm/s, and it'll take about 15 minutes.

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@sockles: Real time control is one of the parts that I programmed into ReplicatorG. It only works with 5D device drivers such as Ultimaker or RepRap. It probably works best when you download ReplicatorG from software.ultimaker.com.
how'd you get the real time control and tuning?

Very nice BTW
I want one! (the printer, of course if I wanted the opener i could just make it right now)

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License

GNU - GPL
M8 washer-operated Bottle Opener by Erik is licensed under the GNU - GPL license.

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Instructions

penny_opener_mod.stl is the result, penny_opener_cut_1.stl is the source file that is adjusted through OpenSCAD.

1. Put beer in fridge, or the freezer if you print it fast... ;)
2. Start printing
3. "Insert coin"... no wait. Insert washer!
4. Open bottle
5. Cheers!
how'd you get the real time control and tuning?

Very nice BTW
Erik - in reply to sockles
@sockles: Real time control is one of the parts that I programmed into ReplicatorG. It only works with 5D device drivers such as Ultimaker or RepRap. It probably works best when you download ReplicatorG from software.ultimaker.com.
I want one! (the printer, of course if I wanted the opener i could just make it right now)
wow that is very impressive. when can i buy that printer?
Erik - in reply to zgbot
A first batch is almost(TM) available!! Find us at ultimaker.com you'll find the store at shop.ultimaker.com/ it will soon be listed there.
Mind-blowing stuff Erik! That video gives me chills
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