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Gear Fidget Toy 05 - The Flat Hexagon With a Spin

Gear Fidget Toy 05 - The Flat Hexagon With a Spin

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 by whity August 13, 2020

I ran out of fidget toys i really enjoy. An obviously highly critical situation!

That's why i started to design my own ones, which resulted in a series of five similar but still quite different fidget toys using helical gears.

The series:

(Thingiverse has f'd up the formatting, so that's the best i could do, sorry)

Gear Fidget Toy 01 - The big square
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4567422

Gear Fidget Toy 02 - The thin square
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4567463

Gear Fidget Toy 03 - The hexagon
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4567480

Gear Fidget Toy 04 - The little square with a spin
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4567499

Gear Fidget Toy 05 - The flat hexagon with a spin (my favourite)

Notes:

As i designed it with quite small tolerances to not have the gears too tight ore loose, i don't recommend to resize them.

Be careful with the amount of glue when assembling the top and bottom parts.

Use a short piece of 1.75mm filament to align the knobs to the middle gear when glueing them together.

Videos:

https://youtu.be/kluvjYoZ0Ic
https://youtu.be/zUi9qKZXBb8

Print Settings

Printer brand: Prusa 

Printer: I3 MK3S

Rafts: No

Supports: No

Resolution: 0.2mm

Infill: Yes

Filament brand: Dutch Fillaments (MCPP)

Filament material: PLA

Notes:

I used the smooth PEI spring steel sheet to print the gears, shafts and knobs and the powder coated one for the top and bottom parts to get a nice texture and look.

 https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0414/7029/6221/files/Gear_Fidget_Toy_05_-_The_Flat_Hexagon_With_a_Spin_3DPA.zip?v=1664096581

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