We saw the Fidget Cube Kickstarter when it was first announced last week and instantly fell in love with it. Like every office, we have a couple “fidgeters” in the office. Most of us look for a small 3D print to discretely play with during meetings, so the Fidget Cube was an immediate solution. We’re a bit impatient though and couldn’t wait for the December delivery date, so we got a bit creative. With a multitude of 3D printers ready to get printing, it made perfect sense to design our own. Besides, what good is having 3D printers if you can’t make small, plastic toys on a whim?
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Print and Assembly Instructions:
We recommend printing all the parts as they are oriented in the STL files. We used PLA for the hard components, and MatterHackers TPU filament for the soft buttons.
Print the Hard Buttons, Rings, and Cam plate first. We printed with 0.25mm layers, and 20% infill on all PLA parts.
In order to install the magnet rings in the Main Body, you will need to pause the print at the proper time.
This is easy to do in MatterControl. We printed the Main Body with 0.25mm layers. With 0.25mm layers, we need to pause the print at after layer 70 in order to place the magnet rings in the main body.
(6) M3 x 6mm Flathead Bolts
(6) M3 Threaded Inserts
(2) 6mm Diameter x 3mm Disk Magnets
MatterHackers PRO Series Blue PLA
MatterHackers PRO Series Black PLA
MatterHackers PRO Series Black TPU
GMASS Tungsten Metal ABS Filament