3D printer shaker / maraca. No gluing or beads required!

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3D printer shaker / maraca. No gluing or beads required! by bitswype Apr 7, 2013
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This is a fully 3d printed shaker. The beads are printed into the shaker and cannot escape! No need to pause the print midway and add beads or glue it together at the end. This is ready shake as soon as its printed!

Check out a quick video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlyJ4OqkmGM

Graciously posted as "thing of the week" by user SteveCaplin! http://www.3dgeni.us/one-piece-musical-shaker/ Thank you Steve!


printed on a printrbot LC+ with a 0.5 mm nozzle, 0.4 mm layer height, red ABS. the beads printed perfectly and came loose in the shaker as soon as the shaker was pulled off the bed.

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I made a derivative https://github.com/o-jasper/various_physibles/tree/master/artsy/vasable_maracahttps://github.com/o-jasper/va... from your source code.

Your source code is pretty good.(often variables arent even used.. even some of the reprap openscad has(had?) that) Just added usage of module, a header, more comments and made it printable as a vase.(it can be toggled) I think i might make better openscad if i started coloring stuff too.

My daughter loved these. Great design!

How fantastic! Thank you for writing up that article! I'll take your recommendation to heart and see if I cant do something about the bottom edge and make it more hand-friendly.

well, I tried to do a minkowski sum with a sphere to round it out, but openscad REALLY doesn't like that. I thought making it more hand friendly would be easy...