Undercurrent’s interest was piqued when it spotted this picture of a rather primitive-looking kitchen appliance…

This creation of wooden dowel, 3D printed joints and motor components was put together by a team of international designers who want to make appliances that are easy to  assemble, modify and repair, using a standard set of components.

The concept was inspired by open source software; a standard publicly available blueprint means that rather than throwing out a hand mixer or fan when a part breaks it can easily be repaired.

While these DIY appliances may lack that polished look of others on the market, nonetheless Undercurrent applauds the effort to reduce waste created by broken electrical appliances.