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Fourth design (view from rear)... 20111016_1774

This design improved on the previous one by:

A. using clear plastic film for the awning (no more blue glow)

B. using Velcro rather than clamps to hold the awning's support stick to the arm

C. inserting a strip of cardboard between the arm and the window glass to prevent scratches to the glass

D. eliminating all clamps.



1. The awning fabric, cut from clear polyethylene

2. An arm that pushes the awning away from the window (attached to the rolled-down window, sticking out 90 degrees from the window, and made of aluminum from a discarded residential rain gutter)

3. Magnets that secure the awning to the roof

4. Two sticks---one to stiffen the bottom of the awning and one (in a sleeve) acting as a weight.


This design was an improvement (simplified; no blue glow) but the magnets were annoying to work with.

Photographed at the campground at Clyde Halliday State Recreation Area at Mt. Vernon, Oregon.


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Taken on October 16, 2011