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Pythagorean Cup - Sneaky/Discreet (Column-free)

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Pythagorean Cup - Sneaky/Discreet (Column-free) by Toasty3000 Dec 11, 2016
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Summary

First, what is a Pythagorean Cup? In laymen's terms, it's a cup behaves normally until it's filled past a certain level, at which point it drains the entire contents out the bottom through a siphon tube.

For a more detailed explanation on its history and how it works, look at the wikipedia article on it, that provides a good summary.

Second, a Pythagorean Cup normally has a giveaway column in the middle of the cup, which contains the siphon tube. That's where this model is different.

I've created a cup that does the exact same thing, except the siphon tube is contained in the wall of the cup. I felt that the column rising through the center of the original design was somewhat distracting, and that the cup would be much cooler without the column.

Print Settings

Printer:

Monoprice Select Mini

Rafts:

Doesn't Matter

Supports:

No

Resolution:

0.21875

Infill:

20%


Notes:

If you choose to scale this model up or down in your slicer, I advise against scaling down, or the siphon tube might become too small to function. As it is, the total height of the cup is 4.45 inches.

Update 12/29/16:
The model is on the border of being too small. For better results, scale the model up by 1.2x on the horizontal axes (X & Y). Or if you wish, on the Z axis as well. I'm working with a small-volume printer, so I personally can't scale the Z axis any larger.

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if printing on side put something under the base of the cup.

works great, flipped vertical and it printed in ~10hrs. at 10% infill

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