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Bananas in backpacks can lead to a smooshy mess. Bicycle-Mounted Banana Suspenders can save the day!

A collaborative mini group project by Johan Da Silveira, Jonah Ross-Mars, Kate Hartman, and Purin Phanichphant.

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<p>This is super silly, brilliant, and beautiful. </p><p>?</p>
<p>Fun idea and cool pictures, although I feel it's a little overkill to use a 3D printer AND a laser cutter. Where are the handtools ? :)</p>
<p>I'm guessing this was more of I would like to use the 3d printer and laser cutter so let me thing of a silly quick project to experiment with. I have friends that have done so. Which is why my friend gave her colleagues 3d printed animal pins. She was testing print qualities.</p>
<p>I'll bet some of the Neolithic artisans were complaining about those new<br> fangled flint knives when they first came out. &quot;What's wrong with using<br> teeth? I like to taste my work!&quot; was the phrase back then. And our children's children will no doubt remember with affection the good old days when we used to make things instead of just thinking them into existence in the virtual world they live in. ;o)</p>
haha I knew that was coming
<p>I think Purincess has still got the chance to go old school on the overkill though. I hope he uses a chainsaw to peel the banana.</p>
<p>Wouldn't you use them if you had them?</p>
<p>Ah I know I sound petty and jealous. But no, I don't think I would, I really like to feel the material I'm working with. I'm less of a computer person than a down-to-earth crafting person I guess. I mean I can see where those tools enable so much that was inaccessible before and it's wonderful, but at the same time for cutting leather (for instance) I would go with a scalpel any time, I don't know if it's a good thing to computerize everything and forget about what it is you're working with, whether it be animal skin or a dead tree. Maybe I'm too sentimental :)</p>
<p>All good arguments for sure. I feel the same way when it comes to drawing by hand- I've tried using tablets before as well as the new apple pencil, but nothing compares to holding a real pen and drawing on real paper. </p><p>There's a balance though. When precision matters, there's no substitute for machines. </p>
<p>Very true. I would say the line between tools and machine-automation is blurring as technology progresses and that using those machines is just not a skill-set I possess (yet!). But with fablabs sprouting everywhere I'm sure i'll find a 3D printer very handy one day for making a specific tiny little piece.</p><p>And you'll agree with me that banana suspending surely needs spacecraft grade precision ;-)</p>
<p>I get that for sure. I've got the privileged position of having been learning this stuff for many years and it's easy to forget sometimes what a hurdle it can be if you're not familiar with that world. But take it from me, the tools available now by our parent company Autodesk are WAY more intuitive than ever before. Now is a great time to get your feet wet and learn some 2D and 3D computer stuff.</p><p>Yeah, spacecraft grade precision is especially important for bananas because they're so geometrically complex. It's a shame all that work goes into fitting an object that's only going to last about a week!</p>
<p>what keeps the banana from sliding out?</p>
<p>great success</p>
<p>funny and practical project</p>
<p>You gave me a reason to restore my bike. And to grow bananas.</p>
<p>We did it, boys... we finally did it...</p>
<p>My dad would LOVE this invention! His daughter loves your twirling banana graphicy-photo-movie thingy.</p>
<p>i see you brought a banana for scale. everything is so clear.</p>
<p>Finally, a sanctum for my soft fragile banana. Now where to put my plums?</p>
<p>On the seat!</p>
<p>Oh my days! I've needed this my whole life!</p>
<p>I don't get it. How are bicycle-mounted banana suspenders supposed to help hold up your stockings or socks? Wouldn't you keep tripping over the bicycle?</p>
<p>Mhmmm....</p>
<p>If a way of transporting peanut butter could be added, you would surely win a Nobel Prize for this.</p>
<p>TomV4,</p><p>You are quite right.</p><p>Smear it on the bicycle seat. It will reduce friction and completely eliminate blisters in a vital part of the anatomy.</p>
This is clearly the best instructable I've seen in a very long time. Thank you for the fun read.

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