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What can you create/fix using rope?

Postby suitsiak » April 19th, 2017, 7:50 am


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Hi! I would like to invite you for a little brainstorm. The task says: What processes, activities can you simplify or create with the use of rope? One of the paths would be to take already existing products and making them more functional with the use of rope
Examples: "hot shoe camera handle," cable organizer, transporting large sheets of cardboard, additional handle for IKEA watering can, transporting several wines at once. Any ideas are welcome. Thanks!

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Re: What can you create/fix using rope?

Postby smyoung » April 19th, 2017, 4:19 pm


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Sounds a lot like...a school project? :wink:

Also think about climbing ropes and the pully system climbers use. And various knot configurations.

Re: What can you create/fix using rope?

Postby suitsiak » April 19th, 2017, 4:28 pm


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Yep, the eastiest and hardest project I got..
I will, thanks!

Re: What can you create/fix using rope?

Postby AndyMc » April 19th, 2017, 10:34 pm

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Shouldn't you be brainstorming more than 4 or 5 ideas before asking for help?

How about soaking the rope in resin so that it becomes structural once set, that would open up heaps of possibilities.

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Check out Marcel Wanders knotted chair.
You can go further and create a standing rope ladder just using reinforced rope.
You can silicone dip it. Make it into a pendant light fixture.
Infuse it with carbon holding silicone to make a giant stretch/bend sensor network for a smart trampoline.
Decorative phone cover linings. Capybara rope pulling contests.
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Re: What can you create/fix using rope?

Postby Fayez_Butts » May 15th, 2017, 11:24 am


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You ever heard of lashing?

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Rope-bot; he will have looped ropes as arms, that would be fun.

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Re: What can you create/fix using rope?

Postby yo » May 16th, 2017, 9:59 pm

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Loop.. get it?

Rope... Loop :lol:

Re: What can you create/fix using rope?

Postby KenoLeon » May 16th, 2017, 10:40 pm

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I moved very close to a neighborhood which has it's own chair : the Condesa chair; a close relative of the Acapulco chair which is a bit narrower . Anyhow they are everywhere and I might buy one soon, I think they are also dirt cheap, they are made out of pvc rope on a steel frame made for outdoors:
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Create a cute rope sign for that wedding shower or graduation party you’re planning. You can spell out any name or message.

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Postby jcharles00 » May 18th, 2017, 9:55 am

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I don't have a good application for you, but I've always been fascinated by the monkey fist: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monkey%27s_fist

I think a lot of traditional rope-craft could be an interesting inspiration for decoration.. Thinking of the coin knot as well as stuff like shibari. Maybe cool applied to footwear in the vein of nike's flywire.


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