The 'idea' of the Anticam isn't new, many have thought about a pinching device. Cool. What stumped me for a very long time was two major issues.
1) How can you make it fit varying sized features 2) How can you place it with one hand
of course other problems like weight and strength also apply
Several years ago I wanted to climb the Guillotine Flake and it was obvious the Anticam was the way to go. Unfortunately I couldn't figure out the above issues.
Then about one year ago I thought about using a V shape with a bottom axle and a spreader bar. The Anticam could spread apart from one central axle. Then a bar could be popped into place and lock off the V from spreading farther. The cams on the end would take up any small adjustments from there. Voila! I had one of the problems solved.
Here is the 3D drawings of that first prototype. This was made in Autodesk Inventor
(This post was edited by mattmaddaloni on May 11, 2010, 11:33 AM)