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Simple Bag Clip

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Simple Bag Clip by paulbelcher Jan 31, 2013
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Summary

Hi-
I designed this little thing for a project at Kishwaukee College. It's a simple, very useful bag clip. To use, just fold over the open top of your bag a couple of times and simply slip this clip over the folded edge.
This little gadget is as simple as it gets, but I find it to be very useful. I've printed and handed out dozens of these here using our uPrint SE+, and haven't recevied any complaints about it.
I'm providing an stl and a sldprt file for Solidworks if you'd like to modify the part at all.
Please let me know if you print one of these and try it out this by sending me an email at [email protected] - I'd really like to hear from unbiased people about how you find the product works for you.
Thank you!
Paul

Instructions

Fold over, or twist shut the open part of a bag you'd like to be held closed, and simply slip the clip onto the bag to hold it closed. Couldn't be more simple.

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For what it's worth, I found these last year sometime and tossed a few in the drawer in the kitchen to be used for chip/pretzel/cereal bags... and found that they work really well. I like the curl vs. straight design.

Thanks for the awesome chip clip Paul!

does this require a certain changed settng? cus every time i try to print it out my printer seals the chip clip in that tiny space where the bag is suppose to go, its so close together that my printer not being very precise just ends up filling in the bottom gap and i then have a not-functional chip clip...

I'm sorry that you get a closed print... I don't have to make any adjustments to the stl file when I print these on the machine at my college. If it would help, let me know and I will post a version with a bigger gap for the bag opening for you to try.

I like the concept and printed one out, but after using it I don't understand the design. Why have a loop on one side and a flat edge on another? When not just have loops on both sides, and why not have instead of loops, complete circles.

The loop side is useful when sliding it onto the bag, but during the removal phase there is nothing for your fingers to grip onto.

Hi dezbot!

Thanks for your feedback, I really appreciate it. I tried several versions of this before settling on this design. I tried a complete loop, but due to variations in finger sizes decided that leaving the loop open was closer to ideal. I do have the closed loop design still, and I will post that later today after I modify it slightly to make the loop diameter a little larger.

I also tried the loops (closed & open) on both sides, and trashed that for this version in order for the clip to be more compact and use less material when printing.

Thanks again for your feedback - and look back later today if you'd like to see the closed loop version. I'll be looking for your derivation too, I'm curious to see what you come up with.

Paul

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