Update: This project is DEAD! Go here for explanation.
Inspired by the real ISS ISPR, ESP and Space Shuttle Middeck Locker systems, Kerbal Interplanetary Standards Organisation (KISO) presents:
FLEXrack (flexible rack) is a portable Kerbal sized rack for use in carrying experiment equipment, generators, computer systems and what not.. It has been designed to be attached to practically anything by any Kerbal taking an EVA (that is, if he took enough screws). We must note that it fits particulary well around girders. The rack is an open-source standardized system, meaning it's completely customizable and could be used for just about anything that you can make fit inside. The racks are specially designed to fit into 1.25, 2.5 and 3.75 cargo bays without much space loss and where they could be easility accessed for performing experiments.
Construction: The rack is basically a perforated steel frame to which the predesigned shielding panels can be attached. While the entire front face can instead be used for example for experiment interfaces or payload access hatches, which are again, screwed to the frame. Smartly enough, the perforations also allow the signature attach-to-anything phylosophy of FLEXracks, as you can use the same screws for attachment to other surfaces or even other FLEXracks. The shielding panels provide holes with intuitive "SCREW HERE" signs to provide exactly this capability without the need to detach the panels.
the MIcro eXperiment drawers are designed in such a way that exactly 6 of them can fit inside a single FLEXrack. They provide the standardized customizability like FLEXracks, while smaller, lighter and (optionally) with a steel case that is especially suited for hazardous or volatile payload or substances that need to stay in a controlled atmospheric enviroment. However, unlike FLEXracks or SuperStrapTM baglets, they cannot be attached to everything, to ensure handling safety and reduce complexity. They are also specifically capable of being used inside science FLEXracks for directly doing research in harsh conditions like space is.
These light packages are used for containing small amounts of not that hazardous resources, perfect for everyday picnics. They come in various shapes, like utiility bags, metal containers or gas bottles, but all have the benefit of ingeniously positioned SuperStrapsTM that allow the packages to be attached to absolutely anything! The straps on the bags also tighten them up helping contain the snacks from spilling in case of all-too-common zipper malfunction. They can also used as "backpacks", to provide a longer run EVA with an extended fuel (0.23), water or snacks.
I decided to take ISPR as an inspiration, and not a boxy ESP cause it just isn't that appealing, cool or challenging enough to just design a box that fits everywhere... Also, boxes would leave lots of empty space in rounded hulls.
It is designed to fit in a 1.25m, 2.5m and 3.75m hulls within specialized frames, that come in open or cargo door variants (to blend seamlessly with standard hull). One fits in 1m, 4 in 2.5 and 10 racks in 3.75
After seeing the EVA grab system in a wonderful Kerbal Attachment System by KospY, I had to try it out with the racks, and it works! Now they are also portable and moveable, just like the real ISPR ones