sitting in my laboratory, i was playing with some suction cups and trying to find new ways of using them in life. I came up with this modification for clamping objects to glass. I soon realized i could use it on my scanner to hold film flat while not covering the sprocket holes. this will be useful for my sprocket hole photography. I may have to be strategic about where i place the rods in the scan however, and if all else fails, i can use photoshop to remove evidence of the rods. the rods are what used to be hooks on the suction cups used perhaps for hanging a basket in the shower.