Why is this not only a cool toy but also a very useful tool to improve the quality of live ? In Belgium the amount of people above 65 is rising and with it the amount of people who have back problems. The biggest issue for people with back problems is bending there back. It is not only useful for these people but also for disabled people in wheelchairs. They can take it everywhere with them because its small when undeployed. That’s why the telescopic distance grabber will improve their live.
The telescopic distance grabber I designed is far more practical then al the original ones you can buy in the shop. It was a real challenge to make it telescopic. It had to be strong but not too big. So I ordered several 3d prints to test the design on strength and practicality. The second challenge was making sure it could be 3d printed. I made sure the walls where a factor of 0.4mm so there are no gabs in the wall when printed. After a month of tests and redesigning the product was finished at my satisfaction.
When its deployed it measures 108 cm (42.5 inch) . If its undeployed it measures 37 cm (14.5 inch). When printing this I recommend to not scale it more than 75 percent because the walls will become thinner and there for weaker. It’s also better to use ABS then PLA. When u print it in ABS use a raft. With a raft it should print fine depending on the printer you have.