I made my Lumo Lift Super with the help of Sugru
Posted on January 6, 2015
I got my new Lumo Lift yesterday, its a little device aimed at helping you to improve your posture by metaphorically poking you with a stick each time you slouch.
Now I love this thing and Lumo’s Customer service is amazing, but there is one problem with it, the design isnt really me, as you can see from the picture on the right it looks a little bit… well… like a broach.
Now I’m sure, if you are a chiseled handsome stock photo model in a suit it looks fine, but for me I feel a bit like Im at a Star Trek convention, without the uniform… or the convention.
Lumo seem to be addressing the design element with a new range of Jewellery Clasps which while improving the range of designs is great it still doesn’t really so it for me.
- Cut a length a straw about 1cm, about the width of the Lumo Lifts magnetic clasp.
- Mould sugru around the straw to hold it in place.
- Trim the edges to make sure there is no overlap.
- Leave to harden over night.
- Add a badge of your chouice
The result is a raised section on the front of the magnetic clasp with a hollow tube through it, this means you can easily add a badge or broach to suit your own personal style.
Best of all because the Sugru raises the badge away from the magnet you can still press the badge to activate the Lumo Lift.
You can find out more about Lumo and Sugru at the following links.
Andy Powell is a website specialist with 20 years experience, he is also the founder of Hack Oldham, a non profit co-working and maker space, a digital trainer and a maker of things.
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