Quick access, auto-popup, drawer sharpie.
This is my award winning submission to the Printables "Sharpie Mods" contest.
The criteria for this contest was to create some kind of accessory or 'mod' for a Sharpie marker. It could be anything. My wife mentioned that she always needs a marker near the stove for writing on freezer bags. We came up with the idea of a simple tray that would keep a sharpie handy just inside of the drawer.
Thinking about the idea further, I wanted to introduce some kind of mechanical action to make it more unique for the contest. I also wanted to make it unnecessary to remove the sharpie cap to simplify one handed use.
The result was a simple holder that replaced the sharpie cap, and used a lever action to pivot up or down when the drawer moved past the cabinet face. It's a simple two piece print that connects with a screw for the pivot and attaches with double sided tape or screws.
Based on some feedback in the comments I added a variation that retains the sharpie cap to prevent it from drying out. If not used frequently, the inital design would dry out a bit over time.