BBQRacer Posted April 7, 2021 Share Posted April 7, 2021 (edited) One of my other hobbies is drafting and 3D printing functional widgets. After expanding the number of aquariums in my possession, I decided to design something to help with water testing. More specifically, tanks that do not have storage or flat surfaces nearby to place the API testing kit. Below is the current design. I was doing it for me, but after showing two other people on a local Facebook group, I got a few orders. So here I am, trying to develop a product. I love my job, so this endeavor is more for my entertainment. I was hoping this group could provide suggestions to make the product better. I think it has some cool features. The test tube holder can be moved around on the aquarium using suction cups and a swing arm located on the back. The swing arm is transferable to either side. It can fold inward to reduce the profile when not in use. I made the test tube and cap holders hollow to assist in drying. The syringe holder can move to either side. I added a solutions caddy to keep the entire kit on the side of my stand-alone aquariums. The solutions tray can be removed from the mount on the tank's side if you want to store it or add a basket for supplies. That is version 4.125612 and where ten rolls of filament lead the design. I would love to hear your thoughts or recommendations. Full disclosure; Yes, I am selling it. It's on eBay and Etsy. Yes, I started a provisional patent. However, my goal is to make a product that will benefit the community. If you have any suggestions or guidance (my first business venture), I would be grateful. Some of my other creations: Extension for a Fluval 3.0 Die to make PVC pipes square for finial attachment (Halloween decoration). Soap holder. Edited April 11, 2021 by BBQRacer added photos 13 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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