Fruit picker

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Fruit picker by nophead Sep 5, 2009

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A device for picking out of reach fruit, e.g. pears. A pair of secateurs is clamped to the end of a pipe and operated remotely by a string threaded through an eyelet by pulling on a handle. See http://hydraraptor.blogspot.com/2009/09/pear-shaped.html.


Obviously the design of the clamp is specific to the Wilkinson Sword secateurs that I used.

The parts are a tight fit on 16mm pipe when printed in PLA. They might need expanding a bit if printed in ABS. The pipe I used was hanging rail from a wardrobe. 15mm plumbing pipe is probably cheaper and more common.

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Woohoo! Pears! Pears rock! xD

We have SO MANY pear trees, and excuse my bragingness, but I truely believe we have the best pears, in the world! ;)

I would recomend that you make it so you don't need the clippers, but have a thing that the steam goes in and you pull down so the pear comes off, or you could even make it so you mount a blade there somehow. :)

Great idea with the shears. Is this a 2-man operation?

One man one woman actually. I cut and she catches. Classic hunter gatherer roles! ;)

Can you post your first design as well? Very cool!

I could do but what is the point of things that don't work?

We have lots of box openers here at the Botcave and I just like the idea of replacing everything with printed parts. Now that I think of it, I'm totally willing to retract my request. Razors encased in plastic... not as good as razors encased in metal.