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by schlem Jun 11, 2013
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very funny....
printed well, works great!

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Very nice. We had one of these in the lab (fruit fly lab) and it was tied on with a string. You could shoot out the swatter then reel it back in and try again. Have you tried using plastic instead of the bamboo? I feel like it should work..

I have not tried using plastic in lieu of the bamboo. An all-plastic design would probably look very different. There is the potential for much compression on that strut and I worried about the weight penalty of all the plastic necessary to resist deformation. The bamboo skewers are strong, cheap, and easy to experiment with.

Stay tuned, though; I'm always thinking about improvements and mutations!