Hey everyone, I have designed a collapsible dice tower that pulls up and rotates to lock into place. Each piece can be printed separately and assemble...d. It was a fun piece to design and I hope you guys get some use out of it!
So I have taken all the feedback on board and made some changes to the files to reflect this. I have also left up the previous files noted as version 1, with the new files noted as version 2. The changes include:
-Increase the thickness in the cobble stone section of the lid and the corresponding thickness in the base piece for the thicker walled model by 0.6mm ("Lid_version2_thicker_walls", "Base_version2_thicker_walls")
-Changes to ensure the dice roll out of the tower more consistently. This has involved increasing the height of the base piece by 6mm (does not affect the collapsed size due to filling dead space rather than just adding 6mm to everything), increasing the height of the doorway, orientating the baffles to be aligned with the doorway and adding bumpers to the base to control the direction the dice goes out of the base. I have checked these changes with a d6 and d20, rolling 25 of each with none getting caught in the doorway. These updates are marked with "version2" in there name in the files, with the "version1" for the third and fourth layer remaining the same.
I will likely not change the pictures for this on Thingiverse, so your tower will look very slightly different when printed, but when upright it will look the same. Hopefully this resolves any issues mentioned in the comments, and if you have uploaded the wrong file or there's any confusion with what to print leave a comment and I'll try to get back to you. Happy printing!
Few points to clear up based on comments:
-Support is needed for the base piece and should be enabled from everywhere, it will be built from the base of the part to support the door. There have been some people just bridging it with mixed success but it is curved so it's not ideal for this. I may curve the top of the door so no support is needed at some point when I have time but VerbalT has done a nice remix of this and has already uploaded it.
-Second just to clear up what is needed for each print as the version numbers have caused some confusion (my bad).
For the thin walled version 2 you need to print;
For the thick walled version 2 you need to print;
Note: this is not the easiest print as the clearance between each piece is approximately 0.8mm so make sure your printer is well tuned before attempting this.
Second note: some people have reported issues with PruseSlicer when preparing the thin walled version for printing. It seems that Cura handles the inclusion of 0.4mm walls better than the PruseSlicer does. I have redesigned the pieces so that they have thicker walls and uploaded a version of the model with this fix
3d model print parameters
0.4mm nozzle, 0.2mm layer height
Supports needed for the base and fourth layer, the rest of the model should print without. It has been designed to be printed with a 0.4mm nozzle and 0.2mm layer height so that should give the best results.