Undercurrent’s interest was piqued when it spotted this picture of a rather primitive-looking kitchen appliance…
— designboom (@designboom) September 30, 2014
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.
— Vera Sacchetti (@verasacchetti) September 22, 2014
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.