Sphere Cage

by AlexBilger, published

Sphere Cage by AlexBilger Apr 4, 2013
0 Share
Download This Thing! Customize Order This Printed Tools & Utilities

Thing Info

1779Views 1521Downloads Found in Sculptures
Report Thing


In trying to get better with opensCAD and precise designing, I made a hollowed out sphere. Not functional, just for design, though I have uploaded the openSCAD file so it can be modified. Might be cool to leave the top bit open and hang a light through. To be continued...


_While not tough to make, this model requires 16 pieces being glued together. For the most part, the pieces should fit together snuggly and only a little glue needs to be applied.

_Print each "Ring" once and the "Single Support" three times. Shrink sizes according to your preference / print bed. I went with 50 percent on every piece.

_For the rings, you may have to shrink the z-axis a a little more depending on how accurate your printer is.

_Keep track of which ring is which. When assembling, the first ring is the very bottom one and the top one is number thirteen.

_To assemble, line up the FLATTER END of the "Single Supports" so that their 120 degree edges touch each other tightly. Glue them together, BUT leave the other end of the the supports alone for now. This flatter end will ultimately be the bottom of the model (and where "Ring 1" goes.

_Now, with the top open (and able to squeeze) start putting rings into the slots (starting with the smallest first). Build upwards and glue the top "Single Supports" when finished.

More from Sculptures

view more

Thing Info

1779Views 1521Downloads Found in Sculptures
Report Thing

Liked By

View All


Sphere Cage by AlexBilger is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

Give a Shout Out

If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag. Print Thing Tag

All Apps

This App connects Thingiverse with Makeprintable, a cloud-based mesh repair service that analyzes, validates and repairs most common mesh errors that can occur when preparing a 3D design file for p...

App Info Launch App

Kiri:Moto is an integrated cloud-based slicer and tool-path generator for 3D Printing, CAM / CNC and Laser cutting. *** 3D printing mode provides model slicing and GCode output using built-in...

App Info Launch App
KiriMoto Thing App

With 3D Slash, you can edit 3d models like a stonecutter. A unique interface: as fun as a building game! The perfect tool for non-designers and children to create in 3D.

App Info Launch App