Optimized (Small) Gyroscopic Snowflake

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Optimized (Small) Gyroscopic Snowflake by marcoalici Dec 10, 2013

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The overhang cylindrical pivots of the smallest gyroscopic showflake by roman_hegglin tends to stick to their caves during printing, so I redesigned conical pivots and caves. Now they prints better!

UPDATE (04 nov 2014) - I uploaded separate .stl files as requested by CTRLurself. I also added the .amf file.

UPDATE (23 dec 2016) -

  • Bugfix: the rotation axis was not perfectly centered.
  • Thinner version (3.5mm height) added.

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Great ornament.. got my families stocking filler sorted now haha

​Congrats! Your model has been selected as one of the best 3D Printed Ornaments this year! Search "Top Free 3d Printed Ornaments Printing Ninja" in google to see (sorry thingiverse bans url addresses)

Thanks, this works well.. Two at a time and four at a time on a 4x4 bed.. so far anyway...

I have no idea why, but my snowflake's keep printing diagonally up...

It seems a problem related to the 3d printer. Try to slow down a bit.

Any way you could export this into two STL files? I'd be interested in doing these as dual-extrusion pieces.

If you use Slic3r (http://slic3r.org) You have the "split" button to separate stl files into parts.
Anyway I uploaded the separate stl files and an amf file to be used for multimaterial printers.

Awesome! Thanks a bunch!

Fantastic decoration- it's next on our 'To Make' list :)

I had the same problem at some of my own prints. Thanks, great solution!