UPDATE 11/18/18 10:22 PM MT
WE DID IT!!!!!! 1000 collections, 30000 views, and over 8000 downloads! Woohoo! Thank you, everyone, who have commented, liked, downloaded, remixed, and suggest alterations for this idea. You guys are the best and the ones that keep me going! Thank you so much, Thingiverse community.
UPDATE 9/27/17: I added Creality_CR10_Extended_Extruder_Arm_2 and it should be more accurate to the original
I find the extruder arm for the Creality Cr-10 to be too short and the spring too strong for my weak and scrawny "muscles." So, being the nerd that I am, I use science and 3D printing to solve an issue. This extended arm should give you enough leverage to easily open the arm.
Print at 100% infill for maximum strength and decreased chances of snapping.
Note: This may wear out over time and may require reprinting and installation more frequently. This is not made to be a permanent replacement for the existing arm.
Please post makes!
Want to print flexible filaments? The improved version here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2605108
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