DIY: How to Make Your Own Blender


One of the most useful appliances you can have at home, especially in the kitchen is the blender. But the issue is that a very good one is usually very expensive and not everyone can raise money to purchase one. Well, the good news is that you can get to make your blender at home with a fraction of the money needed for buying one. The following sections will break down the steps you can go about making your blender right from the comfort of your home. 

Step 1: Materials Needed

For you to make your blender at home, you will need the following items: 

Screw, nut, switch, empty container, good DC motor, metal place, two pens, hot glue, battery connector, battery, quick glue, hot glue gun, knife, compass, cutter, soldiering machine, and iron.

Step 2: Getting the Jar Done

You commence with a hole in the jar cap and this is where the motor rotator will fit into. You can get a compass or even a knife or any other tool to get the hole done. After the hole is in place, put the motor in the hole and fix it in place with glue. The size of the container here all depends on you; remember that the jar is going to contain the fruits or vegetables you want to blend. 

Step 3: Getting the Blade Done

Here is one of the most interesting and stress-free steps. What you need to do here is pick the metal plate of your choice and cut it accordingly. Go ahead to put a hole in the middle of the plate then bend the opposite side in the downward angle and the other pair in an upward angle. 

Step 4: Linking the Motor with the Blade

This is one of the most vital parts, get a pair of pens with a big body like the gel pen and another one with a small hole and cut them into tiny pieces. Put the ball pen in the gel pen and use glue to fix both together. Proceed with the nut bolt and fix the screw into the blade then seal using the bolt. 

Do an insertion of the screw in the other part of the gel pen and fix it in place using glue. Fix the motor stick in the hole of the ball pen and use superglue rather than hot glue. This is because hot glue will be too thick and can affect the rotation of the motor. It will be a lot nicer if you can make use of a lightweight screw. This is important because failure to use it means that it will be quite difficult for the motor to ensure rotation at a high speed. 

Step 5: Getting the Circuit Done

This step is not a difficult one because all that is to be done is a connection of the motor, battery, alongside the switch and solder all together as a unit. Once the circuit is in place, connect the switch with the battery and the cap while making use of hot glue. 

Step 6: Finalizing 

Now that all is set, all you just have to do is add some fruits and blend just to test it out, just make sure that you close it before you turn it on. 

NB: If you are good with rendering on the computer, then you can also make use of such skills. Computers can be first used to design the 3D models of the blender; you can work with the animation, modeling, or visualization right on the computer to get the proper dimensions before proceeding. The interesting thing is that you can learn practically all these by making use of information available on the Internet for free. Overall, you do not have to spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars just to purchase a blender when you can do one yourself. 

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