November 13, 2017
Bottle openers can give an extra helping hand for people with reduced grip strength, arthritis or other conditions affecting the fingers and hands. Get a grip on that lid and take a swig in style with your very own 3D printed bottle opener – but which should you choose?!
Digital design and manufacturing means we are no longer beholden to the restrictions of mass manufacturing. But with so many designs to choose from online – how can you tell which will work for you?! We’ve put 15 designs to the test to give you an idea…
Bottle openers featured in our test:
Water bottle opener by Perry Cain
Bottle opener by HeinPragt (Winning Design)
Bottle Opener by Matthew Young 237
Water bottle opener by zachnikatel
Bottle opener 3d model by just4fun
Bottle Opener by pelmen
Soda Bottle Opener By Mdekato
Easier Bottle Opener by Mart456
Bottle Opener by McMikel (Winning Design)
Soda Pop Bottle Opener by Kayee
Screw cap bottle opener by FilipPeeters (Winning Design)
Water bottle opener by i3DGear
Bottle Opener by ab3D-Brazil
Bottle Opener by STEVEWBART (Winning Design)
Tri-Bar Water Bottle Cap Wrench by chetjohnston
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June 23, 2017
This grid is designer to be used with an iPad and AAC (augmentative and alternative communication) software.
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Download the digital file for CNC manufacture
Tikkun Olam Makers
June 21, 2017
digital files for 3D printing
For assembly instructions follow the tutorial on
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January 20, 2017
Fixperts Benchmark Residency – Nail Clippers grip Sugru hack from Fixperts on Vimeo.
With thanks to
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December 9, 2016
This 3D printed aid could be the perfect solution for someone with limited grip or dexterity, limb difference or anyone that finds it difficult to paint their nails! For help with 3D printing, get in touch with our sponsors
DEMAND Design & Manufacture for Disability.
Download the 3D printable file
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November 17, 2016
This hack is the perfect way to make sure young kids and anyone that finds unwrapping too fiddly can still enjoy opening their gift!
You will need:
something to hold on to if the ribbon will be too small to grip – a gift tag or a keyring will work
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November 4, 2016
Make your own using 3 easy items.
Use a strong A4 binder (this one is a 3D ring 50mm binder)
A non-slip mat (you can buy this by the roll, however I found my small non-slip mat used for turning jars worked perfectly).
Simply assemble and you are ready to use it!
This is definitely an economical way to make a slope board and is perfect for those wanting to try out a slope board before paying for a longer term item. This homemade version cost me less than $15.
Your Kids OT
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October 30, 2016
What a simple way to access switch operated toys and computers. be sure to click the ‘This Solution Helped Me’ button at the top of this page if you found this idea useful.
October 20, 2016
For a budget friendly way to create built up handles for cutlery, pens and toothbrushes, you can use a pack of foam hair rollers!
This video uses foam tubing purchased specifically for making built up handles.
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October 14, 2016
Hot glue gun
Remove the nib and ink reservoir from the ballpoint pen
Mark and saw a section approx 3cm long
Sand the edges and use a blade to clean the inside edges
Using hot glue, fix the pen section to the peg and leave a moment to set
Enjoy your new straw holder!
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