Planned Obsolescence, 0 – 3D Printer, 2

This is a follow-up to my older post Planned Obsolescence, 0 – 3D Printer, 1.

Have you ever had a problem with you vacuum cleaner where the electric cord just won’t stay out and will annoyingly get back inside the machine slowly? Like this:

Well, that happened to me. You can of course open it and try to figure out which piece is having a problem. But there’s a good chance that it won’t fix it for good and the problem will come back – that’s the whole point of programmed obsolescence.

So I designed a very simple clip to hold the wire in place, using the spring of a normal clothes peg – which by the way turned out to be very impractical as a temporary fix.

Here is the result:

 

Plain and simple, and downloadable on my thingiverse page, as usual.

So, here we go, Planned Obsolescence 0 – 3D Printing 2. 🙂

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