Paint Cap RemoverBy Keating, Patrick; Pham, Thuy; Zachs, Daniel; Zilm, Katie; Enderle, John; NSF 2008 Engineering Senior Design Projects to Aid Persons With Disabilities, pp. 196-197
Publication Date: 2010
Description of a paint cap remover developed for an artist with loss of function in one hand due to multiple sclerosis. The paint cap removal aid is motor operated and requires a typical wall electric outlet. It features a momentary switch located just above the base. The switch allows the motors to spin when it is manually depressed and held. The switch is located far enough from any moving parts so that fingers do not contact them while being close enough to the base surface so that the user can rest his hand on the surface while holding the button. The client can remove the cap from a paint tube in three easy steps: by placing the tube in the device’s tube holder, then closing its vise component by hitting a lever, and finally pushing a button to remove the cap. Although the device was designed specifically for Grumbacher 1.25 ounce oil paint tubes, any tube of the same general geometry and size can be accommodated. The paint cap remover was designed by engineering students at the University of Connecticut at Storrs at a cost of about 110 dollars.
Published by: Creative Learning Press, Inc. (Website:http://www.creativelearningpress.com)
Link to text: http://nsf-pad.bme.uconn.edu/2008/Chapter%2010,%20University%20of%20Connecticut.pdf
ISBN: ISBN 1-931280-15-0