This week’s selection is the very useful “Lugger” by designer Tyler Panka, a.k.a. “Right2Make”.
This design is incredibly simple, yet highly functional - and it’s also quite easy to 3D print. Even better, it’s almost certainly something that every person alive could use at one time or another.
It’s “The Lugger”, which is simply a handle attached to a couple of hooks. The idea is to use one hand to hold two hooks that are holding more items. It’s a doubling of your carrying power, be it for grocery bags, or even large jugs, as seen in this short video:
Sure, you could probably carry the same items without The Lugger, but you may get some finger pain after a few moments of a heavy plastic grocery bag knifing its way through your knuckles. The Lugger lets you carry things for a longer time, as the handle is far more comfortable than whatever you’re carrying.
I like this 3D model because it is something people can actually use. There is little difficulty in printing it, as it is a single piece and requires no support structures.
As an added feature, the rear of The Lugger includes several indentations into which you can glue some magnets. Then The Lugger can be conveniently hung on a wall or fridge for quick access. Of course, the magnets are not going to be 3D printed, as you’ll have to purchase them separately.
One caution concerns strength. As you can imagine, The Lugger might be holding up several KG of weight, so it should be sufficiently strong.