Window Opener

Project  / Project number: WM19-33  /  Status:

mrs reese

The challenge

The client had trouble opening windows in her kitchen due to height / mobility issues. She also had psoriasis which made gripping any kind of implement a struggle due to dry skin. The challenge was to design a strong unit, which allowed the user to open windows from a distance, with strong sturdy grips so she could correctly operate the unit.

The solution

The solution was to bore a hole in the nylon stock the same size as the aluminium tube, using screws to hold the nylon nearer the top of the unit and to allow for adjustment. A further (quite long) eyebolt was attached to the nylon stock with a small rubber damper (could use screw) through the eye bolt, held on by a nut. (The rubber damper allows for better grip of the push button on the window). A 3D printed, adjustable angle, locking mechanism was then created and printed with the shafts the same I.D of the aluminium tube, these slot in to the tube and are bolted / screwed in place to avoid movement. The adjustable locking mechanism changes the angle so users can adjust for different windows by using a 6mm allen key. Tennis racket handle rubber was added to the pole to offer grip and stability.

The benefit

The user can now open her windows with ease.

One thought on "Window Opener"

  1. Gloria Farrant says:

    Brilliant idea, just what I am looking for

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