A clasp mechanism for finding and unfolding the edge of a tape
Michaela D Nov 09, 2022
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An idea to the challenge by Povilas S of how to easily find and detach the edge of a tape.
The clasp will be an addition to the inside, paper part of the tape. It will have one or two side extensions that will be either open or closed. The position will change manually with a hinge.
Open position: When we need the tape we will open the clasp and unfold normally the tape as the extensions will not be on the way.
Closed position: When we are done we will close the clasp and layer the edge of the tape on top of the clasp. The clasp will be quite higher than the tape (around 0.5cm). As a result, the sides of the tape will stick to the clasp but not the center of it. This will create a gap on the sides of the tape where a part of the tape does not touch anything. Thanks to that it will be easier to hold and unfold the edge of the tape.
The clasp will be attached in such a way in the inside of the tape that we will be able to move it around the tape and every time out it on the right spot.
So the clasp will serve as a marker of the edge of the tape and at the same time it will make it easier to unfold that edge.
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