My submission for #MakerMadness March. Before I start describing my submission I'd like to give credit as the claw is a remixed version of maxbraindevices' bistable compliant claw (https://www.thingiverse.com/maxbraindevices/designs) and the rod clasp are both remixed versions of mgx's rod clasp (https://www.thingiverse.com/mgx/designs). This is my first contest so I wasn't sure if remixed parts were allowed.
Now then, you may be asking why choose a claw grabber for this theme? Drop something behind your bed a few months ago? Use this just in time for Spring cleaning! Or if you’ve been tired of seeing litter around your neighborhood, now you can prepare yourself for Earth Day.
Assembly instructions and things I'm going to fix:
The rod clasp can be put onto a pole. I used a hiking stick, although one could probably be resized to a broom handle. (Printed at 100%, but again depends on what you're putting it on).
The coil in the (Unsaved) file stl, can be unraveled to make a thread loop through the notch on the claw with two ends being attached to the thread ring. (Printed at 147%)
And to attach the claw to the rod clasp, I used hot glue lol, but a better choice would to use a 3d printed peg, (I've yet to make one). (Printed at 110%)
Another flaw I've noticed is that the design is specialized for my hiking stick. Although one could modify the rod clasp in Cura, I'll still work on how to make a compliant version that sticks onto broom handles, actual sticks, or a 3d printed handle.
here's a demonstration: https://www.reddit.com/r/3Dprinting/comments/tj5zyc/3d_printed_claw_for_thangs_makermadness_march/