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Medication Bottle Opener

by sauer Oct 5, 2015
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I printed the prototype 2.0 and I think the grippy things are too rounded. They don't seem to grip the caps well enough. They should be more triangular and square on the Z-axis.. These are all too curvy, I think.

So the way I use this and show people how to use it, is you put the opener on the table, then put the bottle on it. Push down on the lid and twist the opener

so.... it grips the bottom of the bottle? that's really strange.

Yeah, it that way you only need to be able to push down on the lid and push the lever/handle, removes the need for a lot of grip strength

Yeah, it that way you only need to be able to push down on the lid and push the lever/handle, removes the need for a lot of grip strength

So, should I make an indentation in the back to allow for the ability to attach a magnet so it can be placed on a fridge, or leave the back plain so it remains easier to print?

Awesome concept. I know a couple people who might find something like this helpful.

Glad to hear it. If you make one, I'd love to hear your feedback on what I can do to improve it.

In mockup 3, it should now (hopefully) fit the standard orange and white prescription pill bottles. (its set to a diameter of 1.475 inches, as opposed to 1.5 inches earlier)

Hey! I had a similar idea, and have printed several prototypes of my design so far, ( my idea is just bottles in general, I can send you some pics if u want), I have not entered yet though., so yeah... I downloaded your file just now and am printing it on my 3D printer. I'll test it and send you some feedback.

I'd love to see how it turns out. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

Ok, it printed out great, no probs there. I printed at I think about 15-20% infill, thick walls, and low quality. A raft, but No supports. It fits nicely in the hand, but unfortunately, I could find any med bottles that fit, and I don't think my printer is big enough to print the second version of your opener. I'll keep looking though, and good luck!

Here's the link to the pic of it printed

Thank you so much, were the medicine bottles lids to small or too large?

Hey, um, most were too small, but the orange type with the white cap wer the type you were trying for right?
And if the first version doesn't work I'll try the second

Yup. That was my goal for the first mockup, slowly trying to make it compatible with more types

Ok, i think I know where one of those is, when I find it I'll test it and tell you

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Thank you very much! It is very appreciated.

Ok, so I found one of the orange ones with a white cap, the ones for prescription medication, and the opener is too big. Could just be my printer, it's definitely got its shortcomings, but yeah, if you decreased the diameter of the circle by like 1 or 2 millimeters, I think it would work.

okay. I'll do that now. I made it for 1.5 inch diameter lids, and didn't know how close it would be.

Sure, sorry about the double post... That happened by mistake

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Ok, cool, thanks.