Titanium Pill Box Madness…

EDIT: I wrote this post before a flood of comments came in on the previous post …and so I may have to re-think a lot of this judging by the feedback. In the meantime – I’ll leave this post as-is 🙂

 

Yes, I know, more pill boxes…

But, to be honest, the interest in them has been huge – so I think it’s worth exploring a little more. 🙂

What I’d like to do here is go into a little more detail into the current design.

Take a look at the image below:

 

pill-box-6a

The width of the cylinder is around 28mm (or just over 1″).

And the plan was to do this so the pill box could handle larger pills (and, of course, more smaller pills, or mints, etc.).

However, through the feedback I’ve received so far, it seems like there is a lot of people for whom compactness would be important.

Truth be told

Personally, I have a use for both the large and small versions – and will definitely be using both!

So, listening to what you say, I’m going to see if I can also do a smaller size …I need to 3D print it first to see how it will function.

One last thing:

It’s actually kinda cool…

I ask YOU something (i.e. your thoughts on a “pill box”).

You reply.

And it changes the product I make …probably forever more. Crazy!

One last “sneak peek”:

pill-box-5

  • Ben says:

    I like that they are stackable. Will the lid be threaded or friction fit

  • Sazad says:

    Hi Magnus
    I prefer the larger width size; I would also get a smaller one if you make them.
    Thanks
    sazad

  • Kirill says:

    Same question as above – how are they going to be attached to each other. I would prefer threaded connection.

  • B Alan Eisen says:

    They need O rings between the levels. This is a great idea.

    • Hey Al!

      I have considered this over the last week or so …and I’m most likely going to go for no o-ring on this design.

      Few reasons, including… simplicity… cost… future-proof-ness… etc.

      However, I would like to do super-sealed o-ring type caches in the future. Most likely will – but not sure when.

  • Moose Man says:

    I’d probably buy the small one. But you usually do such good work that I’m forced to buy both.

    • Thanks Moose Man – much appreciate the comments.

      It’s funny, I’ve been experimenting with sizes… and it doesn’t take the diameter to be too much smaller than 28mm …and it just looks waaaaaay smaller.

      I continue to test and tweak…

  • I think I would like both this size and one that is more like a film canister (if anyone here is old enough to remember those) – tall enough to hold some matches. I am not sure I like the design of the handle, though. It looks like you’re in for some pain if you have to use force on it.

    • Ben says:

      +1 for a tall one

    • Thank you for the comments Harald!

      That is a very good observation on the handle for sure.

      I’m still working on that part of it… however I believe (but still have to test it fully!) that a lot of force would never be required on the lid/threads… because the aim is to have fairly course threads.

      It’s a very good observation – and so I will made double-sure to test this part of the functionality!

  • Allan Clark says:

    I’d have both sizes, and as they are stackable, its a very neat solution.

  • Joe w says:

    A large one sounds right up my street. Would lime to see a 3d printed one yp get a good idea.

  • Phil Bartrum says:

    How about a base, a top and then hollow rings so people can screw them to their preferred height. Extra bases could be screwed in for segregation.

  • Bob Lukach says:

    I like the stacking concept and I will buy one large and one small. Nice job Magnus!

  • Rick Herald says:

    Magnus,
    I would get one of each size my health requires over 20 pills a day the would be a great way to divide morning and night by touch alone. How does the cap attach? Have you thought of a pressure fit using an o-ring. The overall design is perfect.
    Regards,
    Rick

    • Thank you for the comments Rick.

      The connection is most likely to be a course thread.

      I o-ring/friction fit is a possibility – but I have images of pills spilling everywhere. Plus – I kinda like the idea of it being somewhat child-proof.

  • klyph says:

    You know I love the idea of modular titanium tubing but the boxes are to small unless your going to be putting out different lengths of containers say 1 inch 6 inch to 1 foot this won’t get to the lengths of modular needs to be a feasible investment for myself. Also the small ones still need a flat top and compact design.

    • Thanks for your comments Klyph.

      I had initially planned just the short length – but your comments (and others) make me think I should offer longer versions.

      I doubt I would (or could) do 1-foot – but a few inches could work well possibly. I’ll see how the prototyping continues…

  • Peter Caldwell says:

    I like it. I’ll buy!

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