Introduction: Boon Frog Fix

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I don't know if anyone else has seen any boon products here is a link to their webpage: http://www.booninc.com/. The product I am working with is their Frog Pod: http://www.booninc.com/products/FrogPod/401.  It normally retails for $34.99 (ouch!). I was a goodwill and found one for $3, the only down side to it was it did not have a way to hang it off the wall like it originally was suppose to, it was missing the small clip you were either suppose to stick to the wall with sticky tape or mount it to the wall with screws.  The following instructable is a workaround to get it to stick to the wall without using screws or adhesives, well...as long as it has a flat and smooth surface to stick to.

Step 1: What You Will Need

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You will need the following:
  • A boon Frog Pod
  • Some suction cups, I used two 1 3/4" and four 1 1/8"
  • Drill bits in the following sizes 3/16, 3/8, 1/4 & 1/2
  • A very sharp utility knife
  • A measuring tape
  • Sharpie marker

Step 2: Measurements

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For the large suction cup I used the tape measure by putting the suction cup where I wanted it in its final position, measured it, removed the suction cup the used the sharpie and tape measure to make the first mark.  Now just repeat with the other side for the other large suction cup.  For the smaller ones I just used the tape measure and evenly divided up the suction cups it was bout 2" apart.  Now in the pictures you will see two dots in a verticle alignment the top dot is for the place where the suction cup will sit in place.  The bottom hole will be larger and is where we will slide the suction cup in.  The holes are approximately 1/2" apart from their centers.

Step 3: Drilling the Holes

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  1. For the pilot holes we will use the smaller 3/16" bit.  Drill in the bottom marks first.
  2. Next use the 1/2" bit on the top two bottom pilot holes only.
  3. Now use the the 3/8" bit in the bottom row for the larger holes.
  4. After the bottom holes are drilled out to the full size drill pilot holes for the other marks with the 3/16" bit.
  5. Now drill out the top two holes above the 1/2" holes with the 3/8" bit.
  6. Then drill out the top four holes on the bottom row with the 1/4" bit.
  7. You should now have 12 holes total and have the small holes above the bigger ones.

Step 4: Link the Holes and Done

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After all the holes have been drilled but not connected, carefully take the very sharp knife and trim around the edges around the holes until they are smooth.  Now for the Meticulous part, take your very sharp knife and cut a line between the two holes.  Carefully shave the sides down untill you have straight walls running between the holes; check the template below if you are confused.  I tried using a Dremel tool to connect the holes and ran into issues, so trust me it is easier to just cut between them and shave them down.  You can see the screw up with the Dremel where the large suction cups are to go.  Now just push the suction cups into the bottoms of the holes and slide them to the top.  As soon as you have done that all you have to do now is stick the Frog Pod to the wall.  Nice thing about this is it is very easy to remove and remount, it does not mar or gum up the wall or make you drill any holes to mount it. Total cost $6.42, provided you already have a set of drill bits.  Have fun and be safe.

Comments

Damontgomery (author)2011-09-19

That was very creative. I had the same situation. FYI: you can go to the Boon Inc. Website and order any of their 3 hanging kits. Suction cup, adhesive, or a sticky "tape" option. I think I paid about $5 bucks total with shipping and handling.

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