When seeing this Lazy Susan Kitchen Device (LSKD), the user will think: “that is so convenient!” They will also think that this is an exceptionally useful and space saving Lazy Susan.
The LSKD will act a rotating paper towel, spice, and kitchen utensil holder. It has four components: a base plate, a bearing, a frame/outer spice rack and an inner utensil rack. The frame/outer spice rack will hold both the spices and have long extrusion in the center that allows a paper towel roll to be placed in the center. It will have a removable circular inner piece that is hollow and allows the user to place kitchen utensils in it. The bearing and bottom plate allow the entire piece to move.
As a college student, I have slowly begun to understand how important the kitchen is over the years. When searching for apartments, the kitchen size tends to be a large factor. I have been lucky enough to have a nice kitchen, but even then size is an issue. 1 of my cabinets is mainly filled with with spices and another shelf is filled with utensils. Then I saw a lazy Susan spice rack and a lazy Susan utensil holder. I immediately wanted them, since I enjoy the lazy Susan aesthetic, unfortunately I did not have the cash at the time and rarely buy objects for myself. This project helped inspire me to create a lazy Susan of my own design.
The hardest part will be the centerpiece. I shall attempt to 3D print it, but it is a large piece and this may not be feasible. If this fails, then this project will require major redesign and time in order to adjust. If it is possible to 3D print, I am willing to spend 50$-100$ at max for this project. Hopefully it can be printed for less than 40$, but this shall be determined as the project moves forward.
I plan to spend the next week redesigning the LSKD in order to minimize weight and include other design integrations. After that I plan to meet with the idea forge and see what they expect the cost for 3D printing this object to be. If it is feasible, I plan on 3D printing it then and there. If not, I will check with other facilities to see if it is feasible for them. If they are unable to 3D print this object, I will spend 1 week redesigning it. From there I will try to find parts at Home depot during the next week and start manufacturing until the project is finished or due.
Once the product has been made, I plan on placing it in my kitchen and seeing how functional it is. If there prove to any major errors with it rotation, I will attempt to place small metallic balls in the inset of the base plate and grease to the frame to fix this problem.
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