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Fidget Cube

by CThig, published

Fidget Cube by CThig Oct 23, 2016

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Ever feel nervous, stressed, or even bored? Well then the fidget cube is for you!

The fidget cube is a light-weight, portable cube with moving parts. It helps calm your senses and breathe.

Features of the Fidget Cube:

  • Spinning Circle
  • Moving Switch
  • Finger Maze
  • Finger Indention
  • Tunnel

Recommendations:

  • Make sure your printer can do bridges/overhangs fairly well.
  • Use 2 different colors.
  • Lube the spinning circle. (NOT REQUIRED TO SPIN)

Updates:
1/10/17

  • Verified

11/9/16

  • Added .ipt file (Autodesk Inventor File)

11/2/16

  • Changed smooth lines to finger maze
  • Fixed switch to make it stay on better
  • Made it more printer-friendly
  • Separated block and pieces
  • Scaled .stl file to correct size

10/25/16

  • Scaled .stl file to correct size

10/23/16

  • Fixed switch to make it stay on better
  • Made finger indention a little bit deeper

COULD BE CHANGES IN THE FUTURE

Print Settings

Printer Brand:

Robo 3D

Printer:

R1 ABS + PLA Model

Rafts:

Doesn't Matter

Supports:

No

Resolution:

0.01 mm

Infill:

0.25%


Notes:

Make sure your printer can do overhangs and bridges fairly well. I would also recommend printing in two separate colors.

How I Designed This

I used Autodesk Inventor Pro 2017 to design this.

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When i opened the stl files in cura, the objects where tiny. I've printed at 800% :) someone else with this issue?

Some people have seemed to have experienced slicer issues. I'm not sure why...

Im using cura, just in case it helps. What do people use to slice?

I personally use mattercontrol. It is a great slicer for beginners.

Any advice on how to make the circle spin? It's seems too but but i'm not really sure.

It seems that a couple others are having the same problem. I will try to fix it ASAP and get back to you.

Unfortunately, I couldn't get it to spin at all. Cant help you. Maybe try oiling it/waxing it

This is a great build, but when i put the spinner in, it is impossible to get in and doesn't spin at all. Any tips?

Hmm... that's unusual. I would recommend sanding and lubing it depending on how bad it is.

Jan 12, 2017 - Modified Jan 12, 2017

This thing is awesome! Very little and discrete, I use it in class for my anxiety a lot. Wowed me once again, CThig!

Thanks, I really appreciate it!

what are the two holes fore?

You can use them how you please. I just like spinning my finger in it.

Is it 100% printable?

Is it 100% printable?

Yes! Every piece is 100% printable!

For some reason the switch doesn't want to stay on the cube. Is there a way to fix that like glue or something?

Hmm... That's odd. It seems to work for many of the other people who printed it. I would try to maybe add a rubber band around it so it stays on the rod or something. Also, you can try editing the .ipt file that I provided to your liking. Hope this helped!

Will I be able to print this on the Da Vinci Jr. 1.0? Can someone give me good instructions/tips as I am new to 3D printing?

definitely, I have the Da Vinci mini and it printed just fine.

Would you mind printing a make of your cube? I love seeing the community printing my designs!

Sure thing!

Will I be able to print this on the Da Vinci Jr. 1.0? Can someone give me good instructions/tips as I am new to 3D printing?

Hello, Apparently I had scaled it 16.5 times, and the scale and size was all perfect, but I had messed up my print later on, on the top half of the cube. Can you somehow provide me with only the cube stl file, and not the other required parts?

I scaled it up to 1000% and at 0.01 resolution, it takes 23 hours. Will it work at 0.06?

Are you sure it is only 3 cm tall? And if it is I would recommend putting it on the highest quality possible.

Yeah, that was it, it was about 6,5 cm tall. I fixed it and it is about 3.4 hours at 0.01.
Thankyou.

3.4 hours? how slow are you printing? at 26/mms mine is at 1 hour 14 minutes.

No problem! Glad to help :)

how big is this thing supposed to be? trying to scale it up in simplify 3D

CThig - in reply to sempul

It is supposed to have 3cm side lengths.

Ok that will work. In S3D you have to scale it to 1000%

Ok that will work. In S3D you have to scale it to 1000%

Are you sure? Thats pretty big!

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Hey. I've just printed the cube, I found that the scaling was way off, at its original state, it was 6mm wide. I had to scale it up by 1000% before it became usable. Also the switch doesn't stick at all, but apart from all that, I love it!

Are the Auto desk files available to download because I have a system that will let me lock the slider piece on to the cube after printing. It would help a lot.

Nov 9, 2016 - Modified Nov 10, 2016
CThig - in reply to JackGannon

Sorry for the late reply. I can put them on here later tonight most likely.
EDIT: ADDED .ipt FILE

I printed this, None of the buttons fit....

CThig - in reply to topkek

I fixed the buttons. Please try printing it again and tell me if they work now. Thanks!

topkek - in reply to CThig

sure thing, thank you!

Hmm, I'll see what I can do. Also, are the buttons too big or too small? I've had some problems with the spinning circle not fitting correctly so I will fix that soon and re-upload.

Nov 3, 2016 - Modified Nov 3, 2016
topkek - in reply to CThig

Uh. when I opened the STL file into my M3D program. it just made it wayy to tiny could you tell me the size of it?

CThig - in reply to topkek

Scale it by 10

I love this, it's so nice and calming. Especially the worrystone, it is so smooth... However, I printed the not fixed version and it was massive (I scaled it down before printing though). A quick suggestion though: the switch and spinner are both a bit stiff and should be sanded down as they rub against the sides. Looking forward to more improvements!

I scaled down the .stl file to the correct size and fixed many of the buttons. Have fun printing! :)

Oct 27, 2016 - Modified Oct 27, 2016
CThig - in reply to Jmanisgreat

It does involve a little sanding, one tip, if you have a variable quality printer, print it on the highest quality for the best results. if you would like create one and post in on here to show how you did it.

I love this and I can't wait to see more attachments!

Thanks! I have many ideas and improvements I want to make to my design. So stay tuned! :)

Awesome!

I just added a new piece! I would love for you to check it out!

Awesome I can't wait to print! I'll let you know how it works when I am done.

Awesome design! It is so much fun to mess around with and I'm looking forward to improvements/a new fidget cube.

Thanks! I do plan on making improvements and most likely a new cube.

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