Marine Wins Prize with 50-Cent Idea to Salvage Damaged Radio Handsets

Instead of spending $52.50 to replace radio handsets with exposed screws — a shock hazard for the operator — Marines can now use a 3D-printed clip that costs 50 cents, according to a service news release.

Lance Cpl. Frederick Sattler won first prize in the First Quarter Commanding General’s Innovation Challenge, “a Shark Tank-style board where Marines and Sailors can present ideas to improve their unit, the base, or the Marine Corps as a whole,” for a simple design that keeps Marines from having to dispose of the damaged handsets.

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