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Satisfying hexagons

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Just a small geometric toy that's oddly satisfying to play with.
It can be used as a desk decoration.

Ideally you need 4 small magnets for this toy. I used 6 mm diameter / 2.5 mm height.

If you don't have any magnets laying around you could just print the pin at a shorter length and operate it from the top. It won't have the same effect but it should still do the trick.

Check out my other designs:
https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/game/beads-carousel
https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/art/whirly-tetrahedron-desk-decoration
https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/game/kaleidocycle-the-lazy-engineer
https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/game/orbit-spinning-top
https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/game/split-sphere-spinning-top

  • 3D file format: STL
  • Last update: 2020/08/04 at 09:12
  • Publication date: 2020/07/02 at 19:37

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If you don't already have a 3D printer of your own, one of the affordable models works fine for this - Monoprice Maker Select v2. This is the printer I used for producing mine.

Do the magnets have to be 6x2.5mm? I am having trouble finding these ones.

Hello. I need to make this toy and I need to know what 3D printer would be a decent starter one to purchase. Would any of you be kind enough to recommend one capable of printing this design?

ok thanks

There are two holes in the back of the center hexagon and a matching set of holes in the wide end of the wand held below. I printed two of these and in one of them I glued in the magnets with alternating poles and the other with like magnet pole directions. The first one grabs from either below or above and the second one grabs from below and repels from above.

where do those magnets go?

So it isn't a spiral, but just a bunch of loose pieces? Definitely not safe around kids or pets. I think I'll have to glue a transparent lid over mine.

Nice Design, little Hint for Slic3r Users: disable avoid_crossing_perimeters, otherwise the first layer can be damaged

Please look at my make and tell me what I'm doing wrong please.

I got some spray teflon at the hardware store and that helps with binding as things move.

I will be adding my make soon but mine don't slide well. It may be that the magnets I got are too strong but the center piece is pulled into the bottom so strongly that it binds as it is moved around. Has anyone else had this problem and solved it?

hi can you please advise what settings you used when printing? how many mm, infill, type of material used? thanks

Hi guys, I really like the remixes you created, especially the rounded polygon ones by JOHNNALENZNY.
Hope to see more in the future.

Buenas noches. Mi nombre es harold y escribo desde colombia. Son excelentes las creaciones... Muchas gracias por compartirlas. Queria saber si es posible conseguir con ustedes un archivo para router cnc de la virgen de guadalupe y que valor tiene. No es que yo tenga la cnc sino que quiero hacerla para tenerla en mi sala. Mi correo es magarrito@gmail.com. muchas gracias

Maybe use a transparent A4 binding cover, well cut and fixed on the top edges of this creation ?

Any suggestions on how to make a transparent top for this? so all the hexagons won't fall when you flip it

Bravo ! C'est une création vraiment esthétique et très originale !

how is it assembled?

very nice, love geometric toys, also do you know the Toroflux ?


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