Cone Rolls Uphill
by devonelliott, published
Use This Project
Give a Shout Out
If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.Print Thing Tag
Set the diamond-shaped cone at the bottom of the ramp and it appears to roll uphill.
Read this in the October, 1944 issue of Popular Science.
Print out two of each piece.
Glue the two cones together to form a diamond shape.
The ramp pieces attach to each other to form a large, diamond-shaped ramp with the highest point of the ramp in the middle.
I haven't mounted this one, so the one pictured is just held up with some clay to test it. Even though warping was an issue, it works!
You might want to try making the pieces a little bit smaller -- it took a few tries to get each ramp pieces to print as it barely fits across the diagonal of the Makerbot build platform. You could also try laying the ramp pieces on their side in order to print them. That should leave an even smoother ramp surface for the cone to roll on, and a larger surface area on the platform for the build.
Upgrade this Thing with Thingiverse AppsCustomization
Edit, personalize, or revise this ThingPrint Fulfilment
Order a print of this ThingTools and Utilities
Repair, slice, or enhance this Thing
Cone Rolls Uphill by devonelliott is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.
What does this mean?
- You must attribute (give credit) to the creator of this Thing.
- Remixing or Changing this Thing is allowed.
- Commercial use is allowed.
Show Some Love
Say thanks by giving devonelliott a tip and help them continue to share amazing Things with the Thingiverse community.Tip Designer
We're sure devonelliott would love to see what you've printed. Please document your print and share a Make with the community.
To post a Make simply visit this Thing again and click I Made One to start uploading your photo. It’s even easier to post a Make via the Thingiverse Mobile app (available via Google Play and Apple App Store).