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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Day 316 - Sphere rings

Today we printed a set of kitwallace's Customizable Gyro Rings from Thingiverse, which he made with some simple, elegant OpenSCAD code after being inspired by Leoparder's Rhino-built Gyro Rotating Rings model. The amazing thing about this gyro is that unlike the one we printed on Day 164, this one has no pegs! The rings are cut from spheres, and the natural curvature of the spheres keeps the model assembled. When the gyro spins it does so from whatever axes it pleases. It's a beautiful and elegant thing:


Thingiverse link: http://www.thingiverse.com/make:88107

Settings: Printed on a MakerBot Replicator Mini with my new lazy-low profile: standard default settings, except with layer height upped to .3mm.