Spring Pins & Snake Pins

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Spring Pins & Snake Pins by PrettySmallThings Feb 17, 2012

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Flexible pin connector segments to work with tbuser's Toy Robot Toolkit. I created these in my marionette quest, and while useless for my marionette, they might be useful in a myriad of other applications.

Neither of these designs is a direct derivative of Zomboe's, Landru's or Emmett's work - but they are certainly inspired - so I'm spreading the derivative love all around.

If you're working with solid modeling, you'll find a rebuilt, solid version of tbuser's basic pin & hole negative buried in the CAD file.


Print your favorite pin. Both varieties are fairly stable in ABS, but aren't indestructible.

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