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USB hanger
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August 31, 2014, 04:15:16 PM
Hi all my TCAD friends,

I recently decided to design a tool to hold the myriad of USB cables I have, that keep getting tangled.  I wanted a holder that would allow them to hang straight and untangled, off the side of my desk, without damaging the desk.  I decided on this weighted design.  I then submitted it to the nice people at Quirky for possibly being put into production for others to use as well.  If you have a few moments I would appreciate you going to the website https://www.quirky.com/invent/1364325/action/vote/query/view=trending&categories=all and adding a positive comment under "community comments".  You'll need to make a Quirky account (the easiest way is to login using your Facebook account).  Positive comments help the Quirky team decide if  product is worth producing.  I designed and rendered the hanger using TCAD Pro 20.  Either way, let me know what you think here...


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* August 31, 2014, 04:18:29 PM
#1
I think that's a great idea, but IMO it looks a bit clunky.

Henry H

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August 31, 2014, 04:25:28 PM
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I think that's a great idea, but IMO it looks a bit clunky.


Hey Henry,
Yes it is chunky...I wanted it to stay put on the edge of the desk or on a bookshelf, so there's a metallic weight in the base. 
I later thought the top could have a tray to hold paper clips, or holes to hold pens as well.
Thanks for your input.

Gaz

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* August 31, 2014, 05:28:45 PM
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A great ide'a Gaz

But like Henry say, a little bit clunky.
There is alredy a "billion" product out there that doing pretty much the same job, so then you need to get a special design/ function in to it that will make you product more atractive.

IMO it should been thinner, have a hing system so i could put it on the wall or similar if i want, on my desk it would dissapear after 1 day ;) say no more)
Maybe even make the "heavy" part bigger (but slim), in a up rised position, make it possible to put on a calender, picture etc i.e., something that make it different from the rest.

Torfinn

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August 31, 2014, 06:27:49 PM
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Great idea Garry. Beats the paper clip hooks I made that hang off a wire shelf.

This is one of those ideas where it would be great to have a 3D printer where you could print the prototype for personal use.


August 31, 2014, 07:02:19 PM
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Torfinn,
As it's only in the concept stage, I certainly could make it thinner, and I like the idea of adding a hinge and mounting holes to put it on the wall.  Good ideas.

Don,
Yes, I've thought of getting someone with a 3D printer to make a one-off just for my own use, even if no one else likes the idea!

Thanks for your input guys.
Gaz

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August 31, 2014, 08:29:06 PM
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Taking on board some of your suggestions, I trimmed down the beast to a more slender model...does this look better?

Gaz

« Last Edit: August 31, 2014, 08:46:08 PM by The CAD man »

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* August 31, 2014, 11:14:01 PM
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Hi Gaz

Much better :)
Little bit "sticky" material under the horizontal part, and it will be like glued on the desk

Torfinn

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* September 01, 2014, 09:38:02 AM
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Taking on board some of your suggestions, I trimmed down the beast to a more slender model...does this look better?

Gaz

Yup.

Henry H

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September 01, 2014, 09:22:53 PM
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New version looks much better; I voted for it. Update your submission, too, with this as the lead pic.

How about using the new Gecko-pad adhesive instead of weights? On the deskward-facing face of your Z-shape, with the force being downward, it should hold like crazy. http://bhpho.to/1w1OW4c And you could make that leg thinner.

Try these guys for printing: http://www.shapeways.com/

Good luck with Q.
SG

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September 08, 2014, 01:21:22 AM
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New version looks much better; I voted for it. Update your submission, too, with this as the lead pic.

How about using the new Gecko-pad adhesive instead of weights? On the deskward-facing face of your Z-shape, with the force being downward, it should hold like crazy. http://bhpho.to/1w1OW4c And you could make that leg thinner.

Try these guys for printing: http://www.shapeways.com/

Good luck with Q.
SG

Thanks for all your [inside] expertise Steve, and also for the vote.
I made a prototype today to see how it works, just using timber and some push pins, even if no one else likes the idea, it solved my problem!

Gaz


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October 17, 2014, 06:40:16 AM
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Great idea Garry. Nice work!

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October 21, 2014, 01:29:06 AM
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Brilliant.

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* October 22, 2014, 07:15:16 AM
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Pretty ingenious Garry on the prototype I like it.

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