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  • 2nd useful print: simple, but hey, it works.

    With the umbrella brackets out of the way, I moved on to a pet peeve of ours: the vacuum cleaner floor brush always interfering with putting the vacuum back into its closet. I designed and printed a couple of small hangers that will hold the brush out of the way, but still available when needed.

    Here's a photo of the closet as it was. If you look closely, you can see the floor brush tucked away at the rear of the closet.

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    Here, you can see the 2 hangers, mounted with 3M Command Strips on the back wall of the closet.

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    And here's the floor brush resting comfortably in its new abode.

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    The hangers are not quite as simple as they look. They actually slide down on a 'clip' I designed & printed.

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    The recesses in the hangers are angled to match chamfers on the ends of both clips.

  • #2
    Nice. For some reason wall mounts and hooks to place house hold stuff is #1 in 3D printing

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Geit View Post
      Nice. For some reason wall mounts and hooks to place house hold stuff is #1 in 3D printing
      I didn't realize, but I guess it makes sense. I have a bunch of items to design and print. It certainly speeds up learning about 3D printing.

      As an aside, Miele has started a project they call 3D4U. They have designed 10 "things" you can use for your vacuum cleaner or coffee maker, etc. and open-sourced them on ThingiVerse: https://www.thingiverse.com/miele_3d4u/designs. I was reading up on the project at their website. At 1 point I read that they were open-sourcing things they had considered putting into production, but for which there just wasn't enough market to justify. I think it's pretty cool of them.

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      • #4
        Yeah, I stumbled over that Miele stuff quite a while ago. I consider designing some tool heads for my vacuum, too. Mainly a small tube,so I can clean fine areas like the grooves in a 2020 beam without fiddling with the entire air pipe of the vacuum. My workspace AEG vamyr was purchased on a flea market it just came with the normal carpet stick thingy.

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        • #5
          I'm thinking a really cool project would be to build a battery powered, rotating disk of bubble wands to go with the bubble blower attachment, so that it would just rotate and blow bubbles all on its own.

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          • #6
            Yeah, my sisters kid had one from the action store (kind of cheap store like a dollar store). Thats a chain from the Nederlands selling here in Germany, too. They got a battery powered bubble machine and it was terrible. No clue what when wrong there.

            In best scenario it was a micro bubble machine So there is room for improvement.

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