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Snap-Together Valentine Gears Pin and Pendant

3D model description

Previously, I designed a gear set on a heart for Valentine's Day that requires fixing the gears in place by melting, hence deforming, the tops of the gears' axles. This works, but is very tricky since PLA (my favorite filament type) melts really easily. It demands a very light touch!

I finally was able to produce a design that allows easy snap-together construction. This is it!

I should mention that the gears presented here are essentially the same as before, but have slightly larger center holes. Any old gears you have can be used with the new bases, but it would be easier to enlarge the holes before snapping the gears in place.

Size: approx. 2" high x 1-3/4" wide (5 cm x 4 cm)

  • 3D model format: STL





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