Introduction: Spice Camp: Ultra Portable Spice Dispencer

The purpose of this project is to build a shock resistant 4-spice dispenser suitable for camping and hiking. The dispenser must be easy and cheap to build. Because I like things that are modular, I made it modular so that you can change the size of the dispencer every time you need it. The name of the final product is "SPICE CAMP"!

Step 1: Materials

For the plexiglass pieces:
  • Source file for the laser cutter (attached to this step)
For the assembly:
  • Metal rod
  • Hacksaw
  • Plier
  • 2 hex nuts
  • Open-end wrench
  • Laser cutter plexiglass

Step 2: Lasercut the Plexiglass

For this step I used web lasercut service

They ship all over the word and offers a lot of materials and sizes.

The source i attached to step 1 are ready to be used for that site.

I printed 2 pieces of different color and thickness. I noticed that cuts on the 10mm plexiglass where not so precise and seem to be burned (I think due to the thickness of the material). The 3mm piece has instead very precise cuts. I suggest you to use plexiglass of thickness between 3 and 6 mm (0.11 - 0.22 inches).

Step 3: Prepare the Rod

Screw one nut onto the top of the rod.
TIP: you can use the plier to fasten the rod while you screw the nut with the wrench

Choose the size of your spice dispencer and cut the rod to that side.

Step 4: Assembly the Spice Dispencer

Starting with one of the two pispencer edges (in the first image I used the one with the big hole) start assembly all the plexiglass layers.

Before closing the dispencer you shoul add a cutted rod to maintain all the plexiglass slices aligned. You can se it in the fourth image.

Step 5: Use It

Before closing the dispencer fill it with 4 different spices you like

When needed, rotate one of the side of the SPICY CAMP to get acces to the spices. Note that the amount of spice that will flow bepend on the side you rotate (see image).