This simple bracelet prints as a flat string of hexagons in less than 12 minutes. Boil some water while you're waiting and then heat and bend the print into a bracelet that custom-fits your wrist!
Sizes from XS to XL are included; each differs only by the number of hexagons in the model.
The idea for designing a bracelet that you heat and bend after printing was inspired by the bracer instructions in Gyrobot's fantastic Flexy-Finger Prothesis model.
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.3mm works well for this model
It only takes a minute to shape the bracelet after printing:
- Add very hot water to a container and then submerge the bracelet strip.
- Poke the strip a bit with a fork and you'll find that it is very flexible and soft after just a couple of seconds.
- Pull the strip out with the fork and immediately form it into a rough curve. (The water will be hot but the bracelet cools very quickly.)
- To refine the shape, dip parts of the bracelet back into the hot water and then bend them into shape.