Wiggly Snake/Worm - bends both ways

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Wiggly Snake/Worm - bends both ways by idea_beans Jan 2, 2013


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Loved the original snake file created by Zomboe. Thought I would modify the design slightly to make the snake bend both ways, by alternating the joiners between each fin 90 degrees.


I printed it on UP! Plus printer - 0.3mm, 10 degree support, fast speed. Took about 20 min.

Wiggly Snake V1 - flat joiners between the fins, alternating at 90 degrees.

Wiggly Snake V2 - a central axis at 1.6mm diameter. This may be more flexiable than V1 but BREAKS MORE EASILY!!

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Yep all printed in one piece with minimum support! If you use nylon or flexible material, the snakes wiggle very well without snapping. I tried a few diffent materials and some broke in half as soon as I removed the supports. :)

Love it! I can't believe these actually print in one piece!