Rubik's Snake with better joints

by MacGyver, published

Rubik's Snake with better joints by MacGyver Sep 26, 2012

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I redesigned the snake to print with pins and sockets like the Micro Geared Heart.


Print the parts and assemble.

I've uploaded a printing plate so you can print it in two colors then alternate the colors. Then just print one color of each end piece and assemble.

I finally got done printing my own copy and it came out pretty well. If you are having problems inserting the pins make sure to use a pair of pliers to get them into the first block. I've printed my pins with 1 shell and 5% infill that seems to make them a little easier to insert.

I printed my pins with 100% infill and 0 shells that tends to make them more solid and they fit tighter in the blocks.

I printed the blocks with 1 shell 15% infill.

If you are having trouble inserting the pins try using some pliers.

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i print it and it s impossible to connect pins to triangle :/ holes to small

I had to use pliers to snap mine into place. You could try downsizing the pins slightly too. Or you could use the thinner pins I made for my heart gear as they are slightly smaller and basically the same pin but smaller.


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ok i ll try it

Awesome, I still have one of these around from when I was a kid. Dunno where that one got to, but I'll print out a new one!

I've printed quite a few of these.  Just follow the suggestions I've posted for the pins and it shouldn't be very difficult to assemble.

Can't wait to make one.  I destroyed so many of these as a kid.

Printed 1 printing plate so far! Will leave another set overnight and then some pins tomorrow :) I need two ends as well though right?

well, i printed some pins but i cant get the buggers in the holes! :)

I've printed my pins with 1 shell and 5% infill that seems to make them a little easier to insert.

I had to use some pliers to get them in the first side then they should snap into the second block fairly easily. Also yes you'll need one of end of each color.

I don't wanna be one to criticize but boooo on putting a stock photo up.. That's how most of us can judge if something is real and printable. You got me excited prematurely.

That having been said, glad to see someone remembering the snake!

You have to give me time to print it!  I'm posting a real photo right now.