The Magnetic Clothespin is my new ideal way to hook clothing to a line. This silicone rubber 'pin' uses hidden rare earth magnets to easily attach clothing to a line without the worry of marks left behind by traditional clothespins. The wide 'face' of the silicone surface increases surface area for the pressure to span across, alleviating the strain placed on wet fabric.
Durable, weatherproof, and strong, these 'pins' are very secure while also being very easy to place with one hand. My decision to use silicone rubber was due to the material's capability to be molded into a desirable shape while not ripping from repeated use. It also will not mold, degrade, or discolor if left outside in wet climates.
I used a combination of Rhino and Keyshot to build a rendered model of my final design. This model was then 3D printed in order to make a working replica using silicone molds.