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3D printed bottle openers – Put to the test

November 13, 2017 in Solution

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:

  1. Water bottle opener by Perry Cain
  2. Bottle opener by HeinPragt (Winning Design)
  3. Bottle Opener by Matthew Young 237
  4. Water bottle opener by zachnikatel
  5. Bottle opener 3d model by just4fun
  6. Bottle Opener by pelmen
  7. Soda Bottle Opener By Mdekato
  8. Easier Bottle Opener by Mart456
  9. Bottle Opener by McMikel (Winning Design)
  10. Soda Pop Bottle Opener by Kayee
  11. Screw cap bottle opener by FilipPeeters (Winning Design)
  12. Water bottle opener by i3DGear
  13. Bottle Opener by ab3D-Brazil
  14. Bottle Opener by STEVEWBART (Winning Design)
  15. Tri-Bar Water Bottle Cap Wrench by chetjohnston

 

 

 

 

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Wheelchair mounted dog treat dispenser

June 26, 2017 in Solution

A dog treat dispenser to aid training of an assistance dog.

Download the digital files

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Zocus assistive camera lens adjuster

June 21, 2017 in Solution

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Originally posted here

Download the digital files for 3D printing

For assembly instructions follow the tutorial on Instructables

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Hack your nail clippers with Sugru

January 20, 2017 in Solution

Fixperts Benchmark Residency – Nail Clippers grip Sugru hack from Fixperts on Vimeo.

With thanks to@MayaAlvarado1

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3D printed Nail varnish helper

December 9, 2016 in Solution

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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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Accessible gift wrapping hack

November 17, 2016 in Solution

 

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:

  • a gift!
  • wrapping paper
  • scissors
  • tape
  • ribbon
  • 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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Padded foam handles

October 20, 2016 in Solution

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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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DIY Straw Holder

October 14, 2016 in Solution

Materials:

  • Ballpoint pen
  • Clothes peg

Tools:

  • Junior hacksaw
  • Hot glue gun
  • Sandpaper
  • Craft knife

Method:

  • 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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Zip Grip

September 29, 2016 in Solution

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The zip grip! For getting a handle on tiny zips, put this design to the test!

Download the design files

Our sponsor charity DEMAND Design & Manufacture for Disability will be happy to help if you don’t have access to a 3D printer, just get in touch via their website.

Remember to click the ‘This Solution Helped Me’ button at the top of this page, or leave a comment letting us know how you got on with this solution!

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3D printed nail holder

September 29, 2016 in Solution

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A one piece design to hold nails and keep delicate fingers out of the way of the hammer, this one’s a must have in you toolkit!

Download the design files

Our sponsor charity DEMAND Design & Manufacture for Disability will be happy to help if you don’t have access to a 3D printer, just get in touch via their website.

Remember to click the ‘This Solution Helped Me’ button at the top of this page, or leave a comment letting us know how you got on with this solution!

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