Bag Clip - Parametric with Keeper Holes

by TeamTeamUSA, published

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


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.

Recent Comments

view all

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. ;)


Liked By

view all


Give a Shout Out

If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag. Print Thing Tag


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.


You must be logged in to post a comment.

relet on Jan 17, 2011 said:

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. ;)

TeamTeamUSA on Jan 18, 2011 said:

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: http://zxing.appspot.com/gener...

And here's a script to covert a QR code into a STL: https://github.com/l0b0/qr2sca... Once converted you can import_stl, scale, and position it on each piece in OpenSCAD.