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Spring Hinges for Drinking Straws

by Smolder, published

Spring Hinges for Drinking Straws by Smolder Jan 23, 2013

Description

This hinge is designed to connect drink straws together, allowing for the construction of articulated straw scultpures!

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instead of a metal spring, can you use a piece of filament? how hard would it be to convert it to use something like that?

An automatic beaded door! w00tz!

Awesome THING!!!

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Instructions

The small springs used for these hinges can be found at Micro-Mark
micromark.com/101-piece-spring-assortment,7839.html

A full write up for these hinges, including more pictures and some videos, can be found on Instructables:
instructables.com/id/Spring-Loaded-Drinking-Straw-Hinges/

The "Handv1" rar contains the DWG and STL files for the palm and wrist of the pictured straw hand.

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noximus on Feb 27, 2014 said:

instead of a metal spring, can you use a piece of filament? how hard would it be to convert it to use something like that?

thecrazy on Jan 24, 2013 said:

An automatic beaded door! w00tz!

msurguy on Jan 24, 2013 said:

Awesome THING!!!

skovgaar on Jan 23, 2013 said:

Thanks for posting that last picture with potential applications for this object. Very cool!

ThePelton on Jan 23, 2013 said:

Could you make a multiple peg holder to make polyhedra? A five point and a six point would allow you to make a large number of them.

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