Cat Toy Ball
by BrianEnigma, published
In the main image are the original (left), render (middle), and printed (right) versions of this object.
The step-by-step process of building the model is on my blog, here: netninja.com/2012/03/24/from-atoms-to-bits-to-atoms-a-cat-toys-journey/
The final fully parametric OpenSCAD file is attached.
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I've seen at least one other cat-toy design on here where you drop something in mid-print (in this case, it was a smaller printed ball).
What I end up doing is taking an empty tea bag (you can get those at tea supply stores, or you could just hack apart a premade tea bag), put a little catnip in there, staple it closed, and then I'll wedge that into the center of the ball through one of the slots.
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v2 - Rotated, as per the great suggestion left in comments by MikeO. This gives the design more resilience against the drooping found in the original version, meaning you probably won't need supports.
original - The original. Even with supports enabled, the upper slats would overhang and the first few layers would droop a bit. A small file or hobby blade will help clean that up.
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