The Bug Catcher 2000
We live in a old house with lots of bugs so until I can figure out how they are getting into my house my family wanted a way to take the bugs outside without touching them so I made them the Bug Catcher 2000!
It turned out really good and was a fun project. It opens and closes just like a pair of scissors! I printed the white parts out of flexible filament which looks really great and ensures your bug doesn't get smushed, but any material would still work.
This version was awesome but I think the next version will be even more awesomer! I hope to start designing a updated version shortly but I have a whole list of stupid projects to work on so I don't know how quickly it will be until I get to it. Let me know if you have any ideas on how to make it better, or would like to see another version?
I printed the legs out of PLA and the dome and tray out of sainsmart tpu so your bug does not get squashed if you accidentally close it one of them. I used a pillar of support in the middle of the dome. The rest of the parts don't require supports. The stl's are in "Inch" sale so scale them 25.4x's or 2540%.
Snap the legs together and use super glue to bond the dome and the tray to the legs. If the legs want to fall off the hinge put a short bit of filament in the center of the hinge to keep the legs together. See the picture with a close up view of the hinge.
Here are my Amazon affiliate links for filament I used to make it!
Sainsmart White TPU used for the dome and the tray: https://amzn.to/2T89EBk (hands down the best TPU)
Hatchbox Red PLA used for the arms: https://amzn.to/2TaB21C