Stephen Surlin

3D, 3D Printing, Design, Product Design

Saddle Mounted Compost Basket

The Saddle Mounted Compost Basket was inspired by my need to store compostable items, often a banana peel from a post bike ride snack, and avoid throwing compostable waste on the ground in the urban centre of down-town Toronto.

This compost basket provides an aerated, secure and convenient way to travel with compostable waste. The top portion of the basket mounts to the saddle. The basket can be unscrewed in order to easily remove and attach it to the mount. The length of the mount extends over rear racks, baskets and seats that are low to the frame.

This project was designed using Fusion 360 and Meshmixer. I printed my Saddle Mounted Compost in the photos using black PLA filament on my Printrbot Simple Metal and the base was printed using natural HD Glass from FormFutura which is a food safe PETG filament, a plastic similar to water bottles.