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Butterfly Comb (Fun, Functional, Aggressive)

by idolcrasher, published

Butterfly Comb (Fun, Functional, Aggressive) by idolcrasher Dec 2, 2012

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Description

Stick it to the man (figuratively only please!) with this open source, fun and completely functional butterfly-comb!

All the flash and guile of a butterfly knife, but your fingers get to stay attached to your hands!

Based off of Techno264's excellent design, this blade has wider, curved teeth which print easily and won't break off. Also, the comb now has a blood groove, and an angled tanto point for an aggressive look :)

The butterfly-comb is completely harmless, fun to play with, and a you can really comb your hair with it!

It prints in minutes, so you can use it to impress friends when giving a demo of your 3D printer :)

I will be posting a video about the comb on my site shortly: fabberforge.com

Update 12/2/2012 1700: Added experimental untested comb with pointy teeth :)

Update 12/2/2012 1800: Added a second experimental pointy tooth comb :)

Update 12/5/2012 1828: V2 Comb Blade uploaded. It is 1mm thicker (more sturdy) and has pointed curved teeth.

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I am glad you like it! :)
I would be honored if you made a derivative :)

Awesome! One of the coolest things I've done with my work's replicator. Although even at 100% infill, it's still a bit light. I think I'm going to try extending the handles by 5 or 6mm, maybe that will help the arms swing around like my old knife. The v2 comb is awesome!

thanks a lot :D

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Instructions

1. Print One Comb-Blade and Two Handles

2. For assembly, I used:

2x 16mm M3 bolts
2x M3 nuts
4x m3 washers (nylon, but metal will work :) )

If the parts are not moving freely, just run a drill bit through the holes :)

Find this on TinkerCAD and re-create it as you see fit: tinkercad.com/things/lT6ZMXamUIT-open-source-butterfly-comb-blade/edit

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cassetti on Feb 19, 2013 said:

Awesome! One of the coolest things I've done with my work's replicator. Although even at 100% infill, it's still a bit light. I think I'm going to try extending the handles by 5 or 6mm, maybe that will help the arms swing around like my old knife. The v2 comb is awesome!

idolcrasher on Feb 19, 2013 said:

I am glad you like it! :)
I would be honored if you made a derivative :)

GyroVolve on Feb 8, 2013 said:

I use a replicator 2, but for some reason, the handles curl...do you know how to fix that? I really like this design. I've also tried using a raft

idolcrasher on Feb 8, 2013 said:

Try printing on blue painters tape. Or try Slic3r 0.9.8 and use the brim feature to fight curling. Best of luck!

pit3k on Dec 29, 2012 said:

This is awesome. Simple, yet most fun object I've printed so far :)

idolcrasher on Dec 29, 2012 said:

I'm really glad you dig it :) I would love to see you post a picture of your butterfly-comb if you get the chance.

idolcrasher on Dec 6, 2012 said:

New V2 Comb blade added.  It is 1mm thicker making it nice and sturdy :)

AlbertP on Dec 5, 2012 said:

The comb part is way too thin and flimsy. It should be at least twice as thick. Also, the pointed comb teeth (repaired one) are printed in two parts for whatever reason (could be slic3r) and that's just not a good thing for the teeth. Cool Thing though.

idolcrasher on Dec 6, 2012 said:

The deed is done friend.  Print the new V2 comb and see if that one works for you better.  It is 1mm thicker.  I printed one and uploaded a picture of it as well.  It is the one with the yellow handles.

idolcrasher on Dec 5, 2012 said:

I suppose I can make a thicker one :)

idolcrasher on Dec 5, 2012 said:

Not sure what to tell you bud. Mine print plenty thick and in one part. I use Slic3r 0.9.7. Happy printing :)

idolcrasher on Dec 4, 2012 said:

Wow! The butterfly-comb just got featured!  Exciting times :)

I am looking forward to seeing other folks printed butterfly-combs :)

MacGyver on Dec 2, 2012 said:

I printed one and my Son recommends we make the teeth pointy or tapered because it can't get through his thick hair.

idolcrasher on Dec 3, 2012 said:

Maybe I can make a version with even pointier teeth ;)

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