Household Tool Reach System. note: at 00:50 that I developed this unique seamless pivot and lock using an angled circle with surface transitions and wave detents.
Concerning the color scheme- It wasn't my first choice, but WAGIC owner loved the burnt-orange (gen II VW beetle) and gold flake (90's Honda Civic)
Reaching Lightbulb Changer and Dusters intro - WAGIC Patented
Giraffe line (patented) - a sample of the work for the Giraffe product line. please ask
Reaching Lightbulb Changer and Dusters - WAGIC Patented
Giraffe model (patented)
Manual Reaching Lightbulb Changer - In the end, this gripper and locking interface was very function driven and engineered, CADed and tested by myself. The locking collar is composed of 2 pieces (AB tooled) that one-way snap together. When the orange collar is rotated 90 degrees, it captures the elliptical base of the various attachments.
Traveled to China for quality control. The production standard bulb gripper material is PVC. My prototypes were RTV urethane and cast in ABS FDM rapid prototype molds.
at Home Depot
Lightbulb Gripping Component Development - Manual and Vacuum versions I conceived, developed, CAD modeled and made tools to mold these prototype versions for 2 major product lines.
Manual Version sold at Home Depot Motorized version soon to sell at Target and Frontgate Sky Mall
Giraffe standard lightbulb gripper (Patented) - a tid bit of exploration - informing engineering possibilities. In the end, this gripper was mostly functional and engineered and tested solely by myself