This is a redesign of the Gyro Air made by Dalpek. I attempted to print his and noticed a few areas that can be improved. I recommend slow print speeds, part cooling fan on 100%, no support material if your printer can handle it, and a 3mm brim. I printed it at 250um (0.25mm) layer height.
Print time is shorter, less material, better rotation and easier to assemble.
Included is also a stand so that you can rest it and spin it one handedly. I recommend normal print speeds. I printed it at 250um (0.25mm) layer height.
Let me know what you think, if you have any thoughts on design improvements please suggest and I will make the appropriate changes. If you would like the stand customized comment with your email, I will personally send the .STL with your customization done.
And due to popular demand I have included a smaller model as well. I am not certain if it will print well. Enjoy!
Special notes for printing the Gyrosphere
- 3mm Brim
- slow print speed
- part cooling fan 100%
Post Processing and Display
Here is how I make it look good.
Since there are big overhangs, bridging defects occur, with a pair of tweezers remove all of the un-bonded layers of plastic, then lightly sand away the rough edges with any sandpaper.
Depending on the resolution of your printer you may need to open the holes of the pocket a tiny bit. To do this you'll need a lighter and a thin pointy object, I used a paperclip. Heat the paperclip and then poke the hole applying some pressure and rotating gently.
I spray painted mine silver, which may have added a 5-15 um more length to the pins, it also created a smoother surface for them to rotate freely. If you need, add a drop of oil to the pin and sockets, I did this by daubing a toothpick into some oil and transferring it onto the joint.