UH-OH! I made a mistake!
DON'T PRINT FROM THESE FILES YET! I need to correct the size of the dovetails. They're much too tight. I'll be fixing them very soon.
Another remix of
I was inspired to try these modifications after watching Joel, the 3D Printing Nerd's recent (Mar. 2019) video where he connected 13 gear cups in a straight line. It occurred to me (and others) that you could add more cups by making bases that go perpendicular to the line in addition to continuing the line, or even at angles, around corners, and splitting with a wye connector.
So I have designed one, two, three and four-way bases with various dovetail configuartions, 45 degree turns, 90 degree turns, and a wye. The one-way bases are used for ends of a line of bases.
I made the base parts more dimensionally standardized, placing the bearing centers centrally between the edges of the base parts, and as you can see, I made a bunch of different base part configurations that can be used to make long and complicated "hamster cage gear cup trails" running over the river and through the woods. Some parts are "handed" and can be mirrored to make a part that goes the opposite way, or has male or female dovetails that may be reversed in their positions on the part edges.
I may (or not) add more base configurations in the future. (It would be difficult to add them in the past.)