Update on 3/6/2014 Added 3 hubs designed to facilitate building chains of linked hubs.
Update on 2/26/2014 Added a couple of 3 point hubs with the sockets at 90 degree angles from each other instead of 120 degrees.
Update on 2/12/2014 Added 3 and 4 sided hubs. Just for the sake of completion.
Update on 2/11/2014 Added 5 and 7 sided hubs. Also two 1 to 1 connectors.
Update: Added a ball with a hole for 3/16" diameter dowel. May require some light sanding of some dowel ends.
Latest version of the TIN Toy open-source building toy. This version uses wooden dowels for spokes. The models shared here are designed for 1/8" dowels but could easily be modified for 3/16" dowels. Both size dowels are easily available and inexpensive.
I've provided models for two hubs. One with a center hole sied for a 1/8" dowel, and one sized for a 8/32 threaded rod. If using the 8/32 threaded nylon rod you will probably want to purchase matching 8/32 nylon wing nuts.
I hope some of you will start playing with this toy and add modifications that improve it!