Homemade Extender the White Knight
Here’s what I’ve been working on the last couple weeks.
There were a few things about the Darknight design that I thought needed improvement to suit my needs better.
Privacy is a huge issue for me so the time it takes to get in and out of a device is important factor as well as keeping the number of separate parts to minimum.
Unlike the Darknight design, which was a very universal, the White Knight takes advantage of a much more specific range so it’s dimensions are will be based more on the individual. This one was build to fit me, and the only real change should be the length of the bolts.
The “Quick Noose” works a lot like a strap wrench by allowing the head to fit through while the device is perpendicular to the shaft, and tightening down on the shaft while the device is brought parallel.
Once the proper noose length is determined (it will take a few tries) it can be locked in place and doesn’t need to be re-adjusted for future uses or to get in and out of. Also, with the addition of the “memory foam” strip (which was cut from a new Doctor Scholl’s shoe insole) it has been quite comfortable for me to use.
I originally tried an “open front” base to get around needing the detachable bolts but just couldn’t get the base to stay in place, or be anything close to comfortable. Another option would be a slit base that locks closed, but separating the two sections makes it easier for me to smuggle throughout the house.
It’s still a little rough around the edges and might get a coat of paint before I’m done but as always, I’m eager to hear your comments.
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Last edited by cantlook : 10-02-2014 at .