Screwless Icosahedron Gears

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Screwless Icosahedron Gears by Funkbus Sep 17, 2013
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This was based on Eccentric Sphere Gears (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:6499). I modified the SCAD files so that it would use pins instead of screws to secure the gears to the center piece and instead of a sphere a icosahedron is used. Also, this one is not eccentric so that the gears spin without the object dramatically changing shape. The STL files are already plated for printing (it can be done in 3 prints).

All individual pieces are now available (all sans 'ichedron') - for single prints. Thank you Andychn for noting the importance of including those.

Note the reason for the different colors in the picture are due to running out of the green plastic mid-print and having to insert white filament in it's place (by feeding it into the extruder as the green filament was fully consumed).


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Thanks for this make! The finished result looks awesome! But, I am a little confused with all these different files. What are the necassary parts to print? Should I just print the ichedron p1 and p2 with pins? Thanks!

Yes - just the p1, p2, and pins should work - if there are issues and one piece gets messed up - those files are also here to download as one-off files.

Cool thanks!

Cant make it work, do the order of the pieces affects?

Do the bigger peices attach to the bigger face of the core or the smaller faces?

Big pieces to big faces, small pieces to small faces (not the band).

Nice thing... BUT... when you post your things plated you ignore those of us who download and try to print it... and have 1 part (usually the one with the tiny bottom) pop off and ruin the whole plate. PLEASE ALWAYS post ALL parts in separate files. There is never a need at all to plate multiple parts since Makerware lets the user add them to one print.

Noted - I will put the separate gears up shortly.

Excellente! Thank you!!