Spinning top with articulated arms 3D for print


 Spinning top with articulated arms  3d model for 3d printers

 Spinning top with articulated arms  3d model for 3d printers
 Spinning top with articulated arms  3d model for 3d printers
2772 Views 0 Likes 0 Downloads Download

Designer

Ali

3d model description

Spinning Top with Articulated Arms
I was inspired by the recently featured articulated butterfly to design a spinning top that has articulated arms. ...The butterfly can be found here:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2810756

I wanted the spinning top to be easy to print, so it prints in two pieces (the main body/arms and the handle). The main body is printed upside down to minimize support.

I also made an interesting comparison of how much it would cost to 3D print vs CNC machine the top, as a kind of “what if” we didn’t have 3d printing. This comparison really highlights how amazing 3D printing is for the home designer. The video can be seen here if you are interested:
Please note that the best way to show your appreciation and keep up to date on my latest 3D printing projects is to head over to my YouTube channel and subscribe!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeQR9E-MPwBqEpuaIJiE4CQ

STL quantities to print:
Main Body and Arms, Articulated Top {QTY 1x}
Handle, Articulated Top {QTY 1x}


3d model print parameters

Printing and Assembly:

Print the main body upside down (with arms pointing towards the ceiling) to minimize support. The handle prints upright, so ...you will have to remove a little support from the overhanging section on the bottom (of the handle).

Once the main body prints, be sure to “break loose” each arm and ensure that all the arms pivot and move smoothly. It helps to flush out any support material that is between the arms and the main body.

Once support material is removed from the handle and main body, then handle can be pressed into the top of the main body. You can use a little super glue or epoxy to fix the handle in place, if you like.

Note that when I scaled up the top by 2x, the handle was loose when pressed into the top. You need to use super glue or epoxy in this case.


Tags

Articulated Articulating Spinning top Top Toys Toy Game

License

CC Atribution

Related 3d models with tags

Spinning top

Spinning top

3D printed articulating LED lamp

3D printed articulating LED lamp

Lizard Keychain V2

Lizard Keychain V2

Spinning Christmas Gear Ornament

Spinning Christmas Gear Ornament

Hand spinning top with twine launcher

Hand spinning top with twine launcher

The "Revolver" - One Colour Print version of this Challenging Revolving Puzzle

The

gear fidget

gear fidget

Hammer and Wrench Gimbal Keychain

Hammer and Wrench Gimbal Keychain

Three Articulating Topology Snakes

Three Articulating Topology Snakes

Articulated snake

Articulated snake

Have fun eating spoon/articulated spoon

Have fun eating spoon/articulated spoon

ForeverSpin stand

ForeverSpin stand

Articulating LED Lamp

Articulating LED Lamp

articulated lizard

articulated lizard

Articulated Shark

Articulated Shark

articulated lizard 2

articulated lizard 2

Print-in-place and articulated Jet Fighter with Stand

Print-in-place and articulated Jet Fighter with Stand

Articulated Snake with Scales

Articulated Snake with Scales

Max Steel Ripcord

Max Steel Ripcord

Articulating LED Lamp

Articulating LED Lamp

ARTICULATED ice dragon (fixed)

ARTICULATED ice dragon (fixed)

Print in Place Ragdollbot w Head Link

Print in Place Ragdollbot w Head Link

Articulated dragon mouth

Articulated dragon mouth

Froggy: the 3D printed ball-jointed frog doll

Froggy: the 3D printed ball-jointed frog doll

Zebrafish Toy

Zebrafish Toy