After todays presentation, although the project is now over I do have further thoughts on how the flip lip can be further improved.





For the manual flip lid I want also to solve the issue of disposing the dirty leaves once they have been collected. If I could include a way to attached a rubbish bag within the hook then instead of the rubbish just moving from the roof to the ground they can be separated away into a rubbish bag ready to be thrown in the bin or compost. I wanted the opening end to be wider and the same length as the flip lid in order to capture everything, by narrowing down towards the end force the leaves to filter down into the rubbish bag. I thought it was important of the hook to be compatible with a existing born handle as it would been that it is less equipment for the user to buy.

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In terms of manufacturing I found that it would be difficult for a all-in-one piece flip lid. This lead me to thinking it would be more efficient to have the profile clip be seperate to the actual flip.

This would also mean that the flip lid could be universal to all the spouting profiles and a profile specific clip could be created to then be attached. This would also mean that if one of the parts broke and needed replacement that it would be easier to replace as only the damaged area would need to be removed.

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