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Bag Clip - Parametric with Keeper Holes

by TeamTeamUSA, published

Bag Clip - Parametric with Keeper Holes by TeamTeamUSA Jan 17, 2011

Description

This derivative adds a 2mm hole to each piece into which a cord can be inserted as a keeper. It's a yin/yang thing; one piece requires the other to function and make whole and the cord ensures this.

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Ha! I guess I'm just not a big fan of these. :-D
Yep. A cord is my solution. ;)
Yeah, that might be a little hard to decode in a single color on the side of a clip. ;)

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Instructions

1. Size
2. Print
3. Insert cord or rubber band into holes and secure each end with a knot or lark's head hitch

For the pictures and as proof-of-concept, a handy 1mm rubber band was used. Any 2mm diameter cord, twine, wire, etc. can be used instead.
Hey wow, that was quick. I love this site. :-D

I've been thinking about how to keep the two parts together. Some commercial versions have a hinge on one side instead of the clip, but I didn't trust the plastics to bend that often and that far.

In the end I came to the conclusion "Hey - it's a clip. Just clip them together."

But then I like your solution too. There are *always* people who manage to lose half of the clip, no matter how you drill them.

Maybe one should find a way to encode the parameters on the one side of each part, so that you can re-print the other half if one is permanently lost. ;)
You can use a QR code to do this. Attached is the code for this:

thingiverse.com/thing:5627 foodclip(60,10,15,4,2,2);

It was made here: zxing.appspot.com/generator/

And here's a script to covert a QR code into a STL: github.com/l0b0/qr2scad Once converted you can import_stl, scale, and position it on each piece in OpenSCAD.
Yeah, that might be a little hard to decode in a single color on the side of a clip. ;)
Yep. A cord is my solution. ;)
Ha! I guess I'm just not a big fan of these. :-D
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