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Star Darts is a soft-tip Shuriken (aka Ninja Star) for having fun practicing your accuracy on electronic dartboards.
How it works
Its operation is identical to that of an original Shuriken: just throw it spinning, either horizontally or vertically.
Watch us using it at: https://youtu.be/XbyG3S8jL3w
Once the product has been printed, you need to thread every hole with an M5 threading tap. Then, for each tip, screw a standard soft-tip, the same ones that are used in common darts. If needed, tighten the tips using pliers.
For best durability we recommend shorter tips.
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
How I Designed This
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.
We are three guys starting a design studio specialized in creating useful and amusing stuff. Want to check the rest of our designs? Visit our website.
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