Parametric Flyswatter

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Parametric Flyswatter by jag Jul 8, 2011

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I know there is already a flyswatter here ( http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:9518 )
It's a little prettier than this but I was interested in making a parametric one so that it was adjustable.

So, here it is.

You can adjust the size, thickness, hole size and spacing and the size of the stick.

7/8/11 Uploaded thinner version (1.25 mm)


You may want to turn reversal off (at least with 1.75 mm filament). I found that the ridiculous amount of reversals that were taking place were fatiguing the filament and causing it to snap (or strip sometimes).

It doesn't seem like the reversal is necessary anyway because there aren't that many traversals necessary.

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Sorry if this is a dumb question, but when I use the customizer, it looks like there isn't an option to change the size of the hole that you stick the dowel in. When you change the "dowel socket thickness", it makes the cylinder thicker overall, but the hole size is the same. What size dowel hole does this start with? And how do you change it? Thanks.

Not a dumb question. I designed this before customizer existed so, it was written to explicitly support it. There was some math in one of the variable assignments so customizer ignored it. I changed it, it should work now. There is now a setting for dowel size in mm.

The first version of this is too thick (3 mm). It's not flexible at all. I'm going to try one at 1.25 mm.