Step 1: Download the STL files and send it to the 3D printer
Note 1: File is not suitable for every 3D printer
Note 2: CAD files are made in Siemens NX 8.5
Note 3: The files are made for one specific individual. Personal adjustments might be made to fit personal dimensions. Therefore a designer should be involved.
Step 2: Filling balloon with glue
Take a balloon and close one side with a strap.
Measure the size that is needed to be sure the balloon is filled enough.
Fill the balloon with glue.
Close this side with another strap.
Step 3: Placing balloon on the 3D part
Use the straps to place the filled balloon on the 3D printed part.
(it’s best to cut off the rest of the balloon)
Place the straps behind the cutouts of the 3D printed part.
Close the lid.
Step 4: Attach ribbon
For better placement or fitting on the finger a ribbon can be added to the recorder assistance tool. Therefore a notch is provided in the 3D printed part
Note: The notch can be eliminated in the 3D part
Step 5: Optional: Apply Sugru
For personal adjustments and better fitting Sugru can be applied to the recorder assistance tool.
Sugru can be formed and shaped by hand for up to 30 minutes once it has been removed from its packaging.
Apply Sugru to modify the shape of the finger sleeve to fit exactly on your finger.
This project was a part of D4E1 - Design For Every(one) by the University of Ghent.