When a friend of eM5′s needed help with finding a way to attach a plastic milk-crate style box to his daughter’s vintage bicycle, eM5 was more than happy to oblige.
I don’t know if this will be of any use to anyone else because it is so specific, but I thought it was an elegant solution and a perfect use for my Makerbot.
My friend asked me for suggestions on a wobbly installation he had done. His daughter wanted a plastic storage box attached to the back rack of her vintage bike. As a college student in theater, she carries lots of materials back and forth on her bike, and a girlish basket she had just did not cut it. My friend had attached the box with wire and was not happy with the results.
So I took some measurements and two versions later I had these clips. They’re working well so far, and they look 100% better than the wire solution.
Okay, why the wacky subject line to the post, then? The above plastic clips for attaching a plastic milk create to a vintage bicycle got me thinking, “Hey, you really could attach any thing to anything.” If that is true, then all of sudden the world becomes a wacky mad libs kinda place. “I went to the megaphone store and bought some lampshades. But, when I got home, I found they didn’t fit! So, I fired up my wooden robot printed a binder to dollhouse connector, and had a very smelly afternoon.
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