Star Darts is a soft-tip Shuriken (aka Ninja Star) for having fun practicing your accuracy on electronic dartboards.
This design features threaded holes that print horizontally. (Read how at Print Settings section)
How it works
Its operation is identical to that of an original Shuriken: just throw it spinning, either horizontally or vertically.
Like in standard darts, after some use the tips may wear out. If the dart starts to fail very often, either simply install new ones or maybe it's time to improve your ninja technique.
Watch us using it at: https://youtu.be/XbyG3S8jL3w
Buy the original product printed by ourselves at our Etsy shop.
This print features 3D printed horizontal threads.
The holes have been designed without threads on the bottom and top surfaces to compensate for the dimensional inaccuracies of the Z axis and to make the bridging cleaner.
They are not hard to print but may take some trial and error.
For proper printing them you will need:
- Good bridging capabilities.
- Slow speed for external perimeters (we use 16 mm/s).
- Low layer height (0.15 mm in our case).
- A 0.4 extrusion width or less.
- Some test prints to calibrate the proper scale.
If you have some threading taps around, you may prefer printing
"Star_Darts_for_Tap_Threading.stl" and manually thread the holes with an M5 sized tap. This process is easier, but takes more post-processing time and the results may not be as strong as a well-tuned printed thread.
1. Wouldn’t it be cool having a ninja star to use in this dartboard? It's a shame we don't have a feasible way to produce it…
(SOME TIME LATER)
2. Oh wait, we now own a 3DPrinter!
3. Star Darts
For its final shape, we made some testings to come up with the ideal design. Below is the study of prototypes we made to choose the optimum shape. The trial consisted in testing several shapes with different number/direction of tips to determine which one would get the best percentage of nailed shoots in the dartboard.
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