Just for fun...
The 'Wobbly Pen Stand' does just that... insert any common pen into it then let it go or tap it gently, and it wobbles because it has a round base with raised edges. In its resting position it will naturally position the pen on a slight angle.
Great fidget value!
Whilst being primarily for fun it does have a practical application... use this and you won't lose your pen amongst other clutter / documents / paper on your desk. Your pen will always be standing up ready for use.
The internal stepped surfaces have been designed so this will work with most common plastic pens (i.e. There is a lot of variation of different diameters at different distances up the barrel). Metal pens are heavier making some more prone to tipping the stand over.
Two versions have been provided. One has a straight / smooth tapered edge surface and the other a ribbed surface making it easier to spin and creates a different look.
This is an small, low cost and easy print that looks great printed in any colour. They make a great gift as well as being nice to have for your own use...
Note: If you like this check out the rest of my practical and fun designs!
Please refer to the images and instructions for additional information... and post images of your pen stand prints for other members to see.
PLA / 2 or 3 Shells with 50% or more infill to help with weighting so the stand is less prone to tipping over.
This prints upside down from how it will be used but do not use / turn off any automated support.
Raft is recommended due to the minimal contact area with the build plate. This will help ensure the visible outer surface is clean and also the inner stepped surfaces that hold the pen are also sharp.
Just drop in a pen, give it a gentle tap and watch it wobble...
Have fun fidgeting with it!