Bat Clothespeg

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Bat Clothespeg by Nudel_P Sep 15, 2012
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It's the hero your underwear deserves. It's a guardian. A watchful protector.

Saw a picture of this, wanted one, made one.


Print, add spring, protect your drying clothes from wind and other hazards.

Might have the opposite effect on cats.

The back of the wings are only 1.2mm thick to get a translucent effect. You can easily change this in the SCAD file by changing "height=layer_height*4" on the "wing_back" layer import. You can also change "layer_height=?" to fit your setup.

SVG file is supplied if you want larger/smaller or different designed wings. I use this method to export it to dxf: http://repraprip.blogspot.no/2011/05/inkscape-to-openscad-dxf-tutorial.html

The base design is the same as alanretentives, and it works fine. It might need a small tap to keep the parts aligned though.

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I'm sorry but I must say that doing a direct copy of an actual product this blatant will get this community shut down for fear of copyrights and patent protection. Please be more careful with things that you copy and not post them publicly, and at the very least, site the actual product these are copied off of so people can still buy the product without having a printer.

A concerned 3D enthusiast

It's no more blatant than any LEGO(TM) brick you can find on thingiverse.

A quick google image search shows there are several variants of this kind of clothespeg available. It also seem to be a popular DIY object people make themselves. My design (apart from what it's a derivative of) is my own original creation. So there is no a single commercial product this could hav
e any copyright infringement on whatsoever, unless there's a worldwide patent on bat wings on clothespegs. ;) European copyright laws states I can make a copy of anything for my own use anyway. Sharing the source files might be considered a "gray zone" though, and it's interesting to see how it unfo

Some say it's bad to copy, and I strongly disagree with that. Copyright is an ancient relic we would be better off without, and FOSS is where the future is. There is a lot of bumps in the road and conflict about copyright ahead for the 3D printing community, but it's impossible to shut us down

That said, I am not against posting a link to a page where you can buy one. I think shapeways will make on for you if you ask. ;)

I'm not against you posting this, honestly I'm not. I think you did a great job with it. I'm just asking you, as well as the rest of this community to use a little discretion when posting 'derivatives' of commercial parts.

Please do not take my message as an attack, that was not my intent, but rather a warning as to what is potentially around the corner. There have been people sued or threatened with a lawsuit on this website already for 'copyright' infringement and 'patent' infringement.

In any case as far as the
Legos go, they have been out of patent for over a decade as well as the Thomas the Tank Engine parts too.

Either way, thank you for your reply and part posting.