Introduction: Make: Sanitary Door Handle Using Foot to Open - Simple to Make
To minimise contact with contaminated door handles this solution lets you open many doors using the sole of your shoe instead of your hands. Eg exit door of public bathrooms, laboratories so staff don't have to contaminate gloves, shared workspaces, schools, building entrances or cupboard spaces with dustbins. This instructional has enough material to make 16 handles from one 3 in Square long aluminium rod around 1meter or 3 feet long so the unit cost is low. If you are handy please use this opportunity to make some for yourself and your community so you can donate these where they can be put to good use. We can all be part of slowing viruses like the coronavirus and bacteria down.
T6 extruded aluminum 3 in x 3 in (3 feet) eg https://docs.rs-online.com/fe68/0900766b815804c7....
3 long bolts with washer and nut per opener. (so 48 bolts is best)
hacksaw (Electric is faster if you have access to one)
metal drill bit 4mm and 10mm
Valuable Optional: Vice or Clamp to hold parts with.
Step 1: Gather the Essential Tools
Step 2: Mark Cuts
Mark a 12,5cm line around the Aluminium profile
Step 3: Mark Secondary Cuts
Mark a Line 1cm along the opposite edges of 2 opposite side of the aluminium profile
Step 4: Saw of the Marked Part
Step 5: Saw Apart the Two Identical Parts
Step 6: Drill 3 Holes As in the Pictures Below
Step 7: Mark Out Corner Cuts
2-3cm is suitable