I find it very frustrating when I go to use one of my remote controls and its not to hand. I really hate it when one of them has ended up under the table or down the back of a chair. Now normal people buy remote caddies or leave them on a table. As a maker this did not seem fitting to me. Remembering back to the 5 in 1 and 8 in 1 remote controls I had been laughing at earlier in the week, I decided to make my own version.
Stop the remotes being lost
Ensure they are easy to find
Make sure all devices work from one hand
Easy way to change batteries
Step 1: Mock Up 3 in 1 Remote
So the first thing I did was to look at the remotes and see what I had to work with. After many gruling meetings and expensive consultants, I decided that I should just glue them together and see how it works. You know, its only hot glue after all.
Step 2: Glue Remote Together
Ensure you give you glue gun time to warm up and ensure you have spare glue sticks. Its fun to keep squirting more than you need to. Bash your glue out onto the remote control kind of where you need it, But be careful, its very hot and you may get burned. The glue is slow to cool so you have time to work it.
Keep adding remotes until your finished and they are all stuck together.
Step 3: Test Remote Controls and Enjoy the Comfort
Well that's it! Design requirements met. Remote control working and nice to hold in one hand. The spare flat side stops it rolling about. I accidentally dropped it on the floor after making it and its strong, is really visible and not easy to lose.
If it did manage to get down the back of the sofa you have bigger things to worry about.
Enjoy your viewing.
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