3D printed penny spinner with built in bearing

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3D printed penny spinner with built in bearing by cymon May 3, 2017



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My further experimentation with embedding 3D printed bearings has led me to this, a spinner weighted with pennies. It is recommended to lubricate the bearing in the middle with graphite to improve spin. Be sure to experiment with horizontal compensation in your slicers to make sure pieces don't lock up.

For assembly instructions see attached video.

Included is the 608 sized 3D printed bearing I used as a template so that you can create your own spinners, or whatever, with it.

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I don't know what is extrusion multiplier I have a discoeasy200 with cura , how I can setting it ?

In the old version of cura it's called flow %.

In the new version of cura there is a horizontal expansion under the shells category. I recommend using that.

Can you send me a screenshot of your settings? Thanks

I don't think that will help you because I'm not using Cura. I have Simplify 3D. But I'll tell you what, my channel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mrjoesays, next week, video about fixing this sort of thing.

The bearings don't work how I can separate all parts ? Print settings please Thanks

In the description it says "Be sure to experiment with horizontal compensation in your slicers to make sure pieces don't lock up." A Small negative value, say -0.02 is enough for me. If you're using a slicer that doesn't have horizontal or XY compensation you can slight lower your extrusion multiplier.

this is sweet ive been working on a spinner with conventional plastic bearings but these are sweet

thank you for the upload. i was searching your site and the youtube description day i saw the video for the bearing. I want to incorporate the bearing into a more kid friendly spinner