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Loving this digital manufacturing for bowhunting

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Re: Loving this digital manufacturing for bowhunting

Postby DIY_guy » Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:46 am

A little long distance testing of the new fletch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJFB9sqp-7I
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Re: Loving this digital manufacturing for bowhunting

Postby DIY_guy » Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:46 am

We have a family friend that has a degenerative disorder that has resulted in her having to spend the bulk of her time in a motorized wheel chair. She is able to get out of it only to use the restroom. She can use the chair to get upright and then use a walker to transfer herself to the toilet. Sadly she is unable to bend over to reach the foot pads to swing them up and out of the way. She asked if we could design her an aid to allow her to reach the foot pads to lift them out of the way. Right now she must have a family member at home with her to lift the foot pads for her.

The criteria were that the aid has to have a large handle so she could grip it, it has to reach 24” but be able to be compressed into a smaller footprint to allow it to be stored in a bag attached to the chair and it had to be light weight. We began the project Friday night and completed it on Sunday morning so we were able to turn it around in less than 48 hours.

We were happy to help and to find another use for the 3D printer and to allow her to regain more independence. The final product weighed only 13 Oz.

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Re: Loving this digital manufacturing for bowhunting

Postby DIY_guy » Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:18 am

More AAF testing This time at 80 and 90 yards. 90 yards is really a poke for my ability as I don't practice or hunt at that distance and don't have a pin for 90.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDlNQgND49A
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