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Gyro rotating rings

by Leoparder, published

Gyro rotating rings by Leoparder May 5, 2014

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Infinite rotating rings made on Rhino. Smooth rolling on 360 degrees. Impossible to disassemble.

.6mm between each ring.

Link to gif : http://i.imgur.com/Eq3NEbu.gif

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I printed this file on a Makerbot 2 using low resolution without supports. 10% infill and 2 shells, .3mm layers.
Came out great, ready to use.

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These have been one of my favorite talking pieces for our printer. Just showing people that you can print something that otherwise is borderline impossible to make.

Omg this is exactly what got me into 3d printing 3 years ago at a Microsoft store sitting on display in front of the original makerbot

Every time I try to download a file from Thingiverse, it turns into a zip. file. Please help me, because I need to know how to download a stl. file

The zip file is a compressed version of the stl file (to make it quicker to download). If you are using Windows then you should be able to double click on the zip file you have downloaded to show the stl file 'inside'.

I printed it and love it!
I am designing a give-away for my school, may I use your design? I want to put the name of the school on the outside shell.
It is a non-commercial use.
Is this ok?

No problem :)

I have printed 8 so far... very popular amongst friends and family!

AMAZING! I printed at regular scale. Layer height = 0.3mm; extruder = 0.4mm; 10% infill (honeycomb) 3 layers on bottom and top and a 2 layer shell. It said it was about 6 meters of my red 1.75 pla. I think speed was at 30% perimeters and 70% for the rest.

I took an exacto to the bottom because it squooshed down a little while printing, but it rotates perfectly in all directions.

Printer = HIC technology Prusa i3. I just built it this weekend, and I wanted to push it a bit. I cannot be happier with the results!!! I'm going to give these out to my Physics students when they win review games.

THANK YOU

Feb 14, 2015 - Modified Feb 15, 2015

I printed this twice. I tried scaling it and it did not spin, I am sure I had uniform scaling but if one axis was off the thing would not spin. I printed it out as is and it works great, I painted the inner rings and it still spun. After painting I did notice there what appears to be a seam on each ring.

I have printed and am wondering how to take it apart

As the instructions state: "Impossible to disassemble." The whole point of the object is for it to spin within itself.

This is the coolest print I have ever made! Thanks!

Thanks !

Seeing how much you like it, I will create an even more crazy version and upload it very soon :)

Looking forward to a "more crazy" version. I have not printed it as of yet but I slightly flattened the outside edge of the outside ring so I can have it "sit" vertically without rolling.

Would love to see a version of this with more rings, maybe 5 or 7 :)

Sounds like an excellent context for a configurator, controlling size, thickness, and number of rings. :-)

I will try and upload one ;)

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