Strong Man Dual Tape Dispenser for your body builder, crossfit or wanna get fit friends

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I have a couple of friends that do crossfit and body building.. I'm more in the i want to get fit club though. When Looking for ideas for Christmas Gifts i wanted to come up with a Present for my friends that wasn't too big and hence not to expensive to print.. Not too hard to design, 3d print and put together.

Since i figured most of my friends are desk jockeys from 8-5 and gym warriors afterwards i tried to come  out with ideas for the desk. The stapler was too big and had too many variants, the stapler remover was another no no.. a pen holder? way too much material and too much printing time.. and voila.. after staring at a couple of tape dispensers i noticed they look like a huge weight plate..

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Step 1: Do some measurements and start modeling

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I measured the core of the tape holder and started modeling my figurine according to the measured tape core.

It looked good in maya and i figured it was time to 3d print

Step 2: 3D print and test

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This is the initial design.. as you can see the legs are very skinny and so are his arms.. the base doesn't look very polished and the tape is too high in proportion to the tape cutter part..  since the body builder part is too skinny in some parts the model bends when trying to dispense the tape..

Also because the tape isn't being held in place it easily comes out of each side.

Eeropei1 year ago

great work!

Eeropei1 year ago

great work!

Claydiz1 year ago
Clever. Also clever to only release the file if you win.
misko131 year ago
What a great idea. I love it!
You should sell them. I know many people who would buy it
mstyle183 (author)  misko131 year ago
you can get the 3d printed ones here.. obviously these are a bit more expensive since they are 3d printed and made in the US.. http://nuproto.com/strongmantape.html
deco20041 year ago
Kiteman1 year ago
You know, it would be cool if you could add the file for members to play with.
mstyle183 (author)  Kiteman1 year ago
i'll make the same offer i made with my game of thrones 3d print.. If i win something i'll give away the model to all my fellow instructables.. so share, vote and favorite my instructable..