Printable Fidget Cube
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This is my version of a printable fidget Cube. It is fully printable excluding the five buttons.
Full credit for the Fidget Cube-idea goes to Antsy Labs (https://www.antsylabs.com/) who ran a very successful kickstarter campaign. My design is just loosely based on the real fidget cube and borrows other design ideas from similar designs uploaded here on thingiverse, including:
Twitch Block by MatterHackers (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1798009)
Fidget Cube by CThig (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1844556)
Fidget Cube replica by dudu_abdu (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1859311)
Please have a look at their designs as well!
- A set of printed parts (See HowTo)
- Four 6 x 6 x 5mm tact switches (like these: https://goo.gl/QX8TDc)
- One 8.5 x 8.5mm latching push button (like these: https://goo.gl/PLje5V)
- Glue suitable for your filament of choice.
- Print each of the three files. Cube and caps with 20% infill, no support, "things" (Buttons, wheel, etc.) with 50% infill, no support.
- Clean prints as best as possible by filing, sanding, etc. This is important, as there are some pretty steep overhangs in this design.
- Insert switches and buttons into their respective holes and cover with printed buttons. (Most probably you need to remove the pins/contacts from your buttons to make them fit)
- Use a piece of 1.75mm Filament as axle for the gear wheels. Push through from maze side to rocker-switch side of the cube.
- Push in the printed rocker switch
- Insert sliding knob into maze by pulling the maze cap slightly upwards
If all goes well (Test/break in all moving parts until they move freely) you should glue the six caps on to keep them in place.
Be careful not to glue any buttons/sliders in place permanently!
Have fun :D
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