The summer ends – and unfortunately no-one can deny this. However, when summer ends, we often find ourselves celebrating an indian summer, isn’t it? So let’s hope for good things to happen in September, we would say. In case your local weather still allows to throw a barbecue party in your garden, the people at Household Hacker could have an original invention for you to spice up your BBQ; a 3D printable watermelon keg.
They collaborated with 3D printer manufacturer Robo3D to create a watermelon keg, which can entirely be 3D printed. It’s a free download, which you can download yourself via this link on Thingiverse. Basically, the only thing you will need to have is a properly working 3D printer.
After maximally an hour and a half, the printer should have fully printed your watermelon keg – consisting of five different parts. After this, you need to remove the pulp inside of the watermelon. Around the edges of the watermelon, however, you should leave some fruit, in order to give the liquid you’ll poor inside a fruit-ish taste. Now, you need to cut a tiny whole where you want the tab to be placed – somewhere low. In addition, it needs to have half the diameter of the actual tab.
When you’ve done all of these steps, you are ready to push the tab into the whole. Make sure it will fit perfectly, so there will not be any liquid coming out of the whole while you’re using the watermelon keg. Fill the watermelon with ice, a preferred liquid and there you go: you’ve created your own 3D printed watermelon keg.
Funny invention, so much is for sure. In case you would like to try this little experiment out yourself, you’ll probably find it useful to watch the video below, in which Household Hacker further explains it:
Image credits: Household Hackers.