2020-04-21 (Tu) 3D Printed MaskStrapWrangler

My company gave out branded masks to employees, but instead of elastic ear hooks, they had four ribbons coming off the side. It seems like a quality reusable mask, but the fabric was scratchy if they went over my ear. I cannot be the only one with a similar problem, and getting another style is not a good option at the moment.

I sketched my idea for a tensioning device that would instantly connect at the back with magnets. Since I could not go to the hackspace and use the laser cutter, I needed to make a design for a 3D printer, although the concept would work on either. Each mask will require a pair.

On one side, there will be four rectangular holes for the straps so they can pull through and apply tension to themselves like a buckle. On the other end will be a divot where I can glue a magnet. The magnets would allow for fast connection and reconnection because I noticed I was unlikely to wear the mask if it was challenging to wear.

I am also considering the idea of a clasping mechanism so I can pull hard on the straps without ripping the magnets apart.
The sketch is not to scale

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