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Ukulele Capo

by markbenson Apr 11, 2013
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Didn't work for me with standard store bought clothes pin springs. Always pulled to the side when trying to clip, then completely disjointed, making it useless. Only wasted 26 cent worth of filament, but this design, I would consider completely non functional unless you can list the exact spring size for one to get....and even then I don't thick it's designed properly enough to work right. I think you tried too much to make it look like a capo, when you should have designed it more like a clothespin, just long enough to wrap around the strings.

What kind of Filament do you need? I only have PLA with .5 strength.

I'm not sure what you mean by .5 strength.

I used PLA. As long as the filament isn't a 'flexible' filament and you print enough shells & infill it will be more than strong enough.

Where did you buy the clothes pins that you got the spring from? The ones that I bought at Target are too big.

I'm not sure where they came from... I found them on the washing line in the garden.:)

cool! I ain't got a Ukulele to try but it seems pretty great adapted.

It works a treat with some cork stuck to it. Makes the ukulele all the more versatile an instrument!