Category: Eating Disabilities

DIY The EZegg, Breaking An Egg With One Hand

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The EZegg is designed for use by individuals with limited upper extremity coordination, strength and movement as a result of stroke, upper limb amputation, or paralysis.  It allows individuals to use one hand to open an egg during a meal preparation or cooking activity.   

Technical Specifications: 

Step 1: Materials & tools

1. Polystyrene sheet

2. Perchlorethylene

3. Small bolt and nut

4. Sucker


The sucker must work as you can see in this small movie:


What TOOLS do we need to make the EZegg?

1. Brush

2. Laser cutter

if you don't have a laser cutter, use a small saw or a knife to cut the different parts.


Step 2: Download the File

You can download the file here:

It's a PDF file that you can use for laser cutting or as a template for the dimensions.

Step 3: Add your logo (optional)

If you want to add a logo or text on the EZegg, do it.

You can give the product your own touch.

(Adobe illustrator for this)

Step 4: (Laser) cut the parts

With a laser cutter

1. Load the file into the laser cutter

2. Place the polystyrene plate in the laser cutter

3. Start laser cutting

After a couple of minutes you should have all the parts, with the correct dimensions

If you don't have a laser cutter:

1. Print the file

2. Mark the dimensions of the different parts on the polystyrene plate

3. Cut out the parts


Step 5:  Connect all the parts

If you have al the parts, you can connect them together.

You connect the pieces together by using the perchlorethylene.

Lacquer the sides that you have to connect.

Connect the sides and press them together.


Step 6: Attach the sucker

The last step is to attach the body to the sucker.

This is a simple bolt - nut connection

Step 7: Use it!


Author: maxbacon


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DIY The EZegg, Breaking An Egg With One Hand