EZ Ski Boot Buckler

Tool for quickly and easily buckling ski boots

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Description

This tool acts as short a lever to allow you to more easily buckle and unbuckle your ski boots. It can be helpful in cases such as when boots become stiff from cold weather or the user has trouble buckling their boots on their own (arthritis can make it tricky).

Additionally, its durability makes it useful for tapping or scraping snow off the bottom of the boot and its size allows for it to easily be stored in a jacket pocket or ski bag. It's also a pretty effective bottle opener.

Model designed in OpenSCAD
Snowflakes converted from image to DXF file, imported into OpenSCAD model

Demo:
http://i.imgur.com/kYSKiyk.mp4

Materials and methods

Material: 31 g PLA filament

Methods:
Layer height: 0.1 mm
Fill density: 100%
Support type: Touching buildplate
Print speed: ~70 mm/s

Cost: ~$0.87 for filament
Commercial Equivalent Price: $7.99-$14.99
Savings: $14.12

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