Open Source Paint Aerosal Can

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  • Part of the Open Source Finishing Construction Set
  • A Canister that uses Aerosol Propellants to propell paint out of an aerosol nozzle
  • Essentially "An Airbrush System in A Can!"
  • May be a bit less prefessional than an actual spray gun, but it is very portable, stores well, and is ready to go with the press of a button (ie no setup)

Used For

  • Spray Painting Parts
  • Spray Painting Assembled Devices
  • Misc Projects that Require Spray Painting (Art etc)

Industry Standards

Existing Open Source Designs

Minimum Viable Product

  • Cheap
  • Safe
  • Effective
  • Long Shelf Life
  • Refillable/Reusable (With the equipment used to make it: not home level (More likely makerspace level))

Basic Design


  • The Bottom Celendrical Part


  • The Part that seals the chamber made by the can
  • Holds the Sprayer Assembly in Place

Sprayer Assembly

  • Explained best by this image
  • If we wanted to do everything ourselves, a belleville washer could replace the spring (possibly, need to do the math)


See Also

Useful Links