omnidirectional spray bottle nuts

Finally, a simple mod to make your spray bottles work in any orientation. Yup, upside down, sideways, and weirdly angled. Maker and DIY evangelist Jason Poel Smith shared the hack on Make: Projects, and we had it illustrated by the talented Julie West and ran it on the pages of MAKE Volume 33. The trick? If you replace the spray bottle’s hard suction tube with flexible tubing and add weight to the end (like stainless steel nuts), the tubing will naturally fall to the lowest point of the container. Simple as 1-2-3.

omnidirectional steps 1 and 2

omnidirectional step 3


MAKE Volume 33: Software for Makers

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