This was designed for the Esso 250ml can innovation challenge. The main idea behind this project was to both simplify the transport of cans while also reducing waste by using a reusable carrying mechanism. Furthermore, the design had a few key design characteristics which help the overall utility. Firstly, there is a range of sizes to choose from including 1,2,3,4, and 6 cans some of which have variations as well. The variations for the carriers for 1,2, and 3 cans have versions for both basic carrying, as well as a version that includes a loop for a carabiner. This makes this carrier ideal for clipping to backpacks when there is no space left or just when it is more convenient. Another great feature is the stackability of the design. Once the cans are attached to the carrier they can still be stacked with a large degree of rigidity and strength. This makes this feature ideal for keeping a bunch of carriers stacked in a fridge ready to go or on display in a store, again all can carriers have this feature. Moreover, the design features an easy-on, easy-off design where cans can be easily clipped in with little force. With slightly more force the cans can still be easily removed. Finally, as previously mentioned the carrier is completely reusable from the store to home to a camping trip, etc. A high increase of use of carriers like these would fastly reduce waste given by other common carriers like 6-pack rings or boxes especially over a long period of time.
- easy carry
- different version(1,2,3,4,6)
- snap on
- little material use
How It Was Designed
This was designed over the course of a few weeks mainly due to extensive trial and error. This wasn't a problem though as I used the cad software which allowed me to change details on a timeline and update the entire object. This also means any future modifications would be very easy to preform in very little time. The overall design needed to appear sleek, hence the extensive use of curves, and be flexible. This led to much tweaking of circle diameters and thicknesses as well as aesthetics, and ultimately something I was glad to have worked on in my spare time.
Stl name format
> canCarrier_(# of cans in carrier)_(loop type)_(resolution)