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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Day 164 - Two-color gyroscope

Gyroscope time is going to go on for a while! Today we used the Custimizer version of althepal's Another parmeterized gimbal to make a 6-hoop version and switched filament partway through to get a two-color effect. It's really impressive.

Thingiverse link: http://www.thingiverse.com/make:64808

Settings: MakerWare .3mm/low in a bit over an hour.

Technical notes: We used the following options in the Customizer for this model:
outer_r = 40
hoop_thinkness = 3
hoop_height = 8
hoop_gap = 1
num_hoops = 6
UPDATE: This print spins easily and beautifully, but it is a little loose and some of the rings occasionally fall off. They are easy to put back on again, but I'd prefer a tighter model that this, so next time I'll lower the hoop_gap parameter.