by davemenc, published
This is an adjustable bungie clip. With this and a length of bungie cord you can secure things without the normal hooks.
Generally, the hooks are OK but if you have a bungie cord that's too long with hooks you're kind of out of luck. And if the thing you're trying to secure is a bundle of pipes, the hooks really get in the way because they don't bend well around the bundle.
This clip will secure any size item (provide the bungie cord is longer than it's circumference) because it's adjustable. More importantly, it's small so it will fit better on a small item.
The clip is fully functional right now but it could be less clunkly looking, more slim and it might help if the teeth are angled a bit. I may make some of those changes but I'm going to provide the scad file so others can do it if they like.
The Bungie Clip is straight forward to print. It's actually kind of oversized (thicker than it needs to be) because there will be stresses on it as the bungie cord tightens and I wanted it to be strong.
To use it, get a piece of bungie cord. Stick one end through the hole at the end of the clip and tie it off (or fold it over and staple it if you want to be all professional about it).
Wrap the other end around the thing to be secured. Then push it through the hole in the middle, pull it as tight as you need it, and then pull it through the groove with the teeth on the end. Because you're stretching it, it will go between the teeth and then, when you let go, it will expand and get stuck. That's it, your item is secure.
To remove, pull the loose end until it stretches and then pull it out of the teeth and let it slide back through the middle hole.
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