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My quest for the largest printable Tippe Top continues. To save materials, I constructed the common hollow Tippe Top. A Tippe Top that uses much less plastic than the original Tippe Top (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:37177 ).
Two halves to print, which click together. With stereolithography it should be possible to print this as one piece.
The hollow tippe top can be bought in many places, specifically at science musea. They are cheap ... and small. The original tippe top, http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:37177, is normally carved/cut from wood, while the hollow tippe top is pressed plastic.
Other tipping tops: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:45822
DISCLAIMER: I have not tested the LARGE version yet!
With a normal 3D printer you will need to print the bottom and top part with exterior support, 100% infill layers around 0.2mm. Remove the support after print, and click the two sides together. If the tippe top is not tipping, smooth the exterior as in the instuction of the normal tippe top.
Hollow Tippe Top by bmcage is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Non-Commercial license.
So what's this mean?
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