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LesHall

Solar Water Purifier (trash + MacGyvering => clean water)

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So in 2014 I did this:

Solar Water Purifier Mark 1

and the project went inactive for a while. Just recently I revived it with an improvement, here:

Solar Water Purifier Mark 2

which is awesome because the Mark 2 does not even require a 3D printer at all... it can be reduced to just an idea of how it works.

Let's say tragedy struck you and you were suddenly in the path of a hurricane. You survived, but there's no water anywhere and you are thirsty. There's trash strewn all over the place, though, and you're smart. You are aware of this device so you build a few of them and you survive the crisis. Knowledge is power!

Shift to an impoverished family living in a small shack near a garbage dump. Your water supply is tainted with oil and chemicals and nasty critters. You need water so you drink it. Then you hear about this gadget that you can make out of wood or really any workable material plus 2 liter bottles. You put it together and your quality and duration of life for you and your loved ones just took a huge leap forward!

Now I don't have the test data to back up my claims that this thing really works, so I need to do more testing, but the one test I did perform was successful. I'll be printing more parts when I get my Ultimaker in a week or so.

I'm just writing about this simple yet potentially valuable little gem of technology to see how the Ultimaker community likes the idea. Maybe you will even improve upon it.

It is my mission in life to reduce human suffering globally as much as I possibly can, and this is my latest effort. Enjoy!

Les

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