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Fidget Bolt & Capsule Version - Personal Use

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3D model description

You may only use this file for personal purposes, and you are not authorized to sell either the file or any printed items derived from it.

The Fidget Bolt & Capsule is the Design File for Day 7 of Make It Michael's 3d Printing Olympics 2023

Entries into the Olympics end June 15th!

Seeking a Challenge? Are you prepared to print the Fidget Bolt or Capsule Version in under 4 hours? Will your print spin the first time it's assembled?

Go ahead and explore the limits of your 3D printer by experimenting with the Fidget Capsule at sizes as small as 70% (using a 0.4 nozzle). If you're feeling particularly daring, you can print the Original Fidget Bolt at 60% size or lower!

My personal record for the fastest 100% print time on the Fidget Bolt/Capsule, clocks in at an impressive 2 hours and 54 minutes!

As an added bonus, if you print the Capsule file at 85% size, you can attempt to roll up some American and Canadian bills to fit inside!

Remember to include the hashtags #3dprintingolympics and tag me, @bucklenshackle, and @makeitmichael. Wishing you the best of luck!

100% Print Settings:
0.4 Nozzle - 0.2 Height -0.4 Width
3 Walls - 15% Gyroid - NO SUPPORTS!

For more info on The 3d Print Olympics
Rules, Prizes and Download Links
Click HERE

Hosted By: MakeItMichael

Day 1: LivHiddenTreasure & CookieCad CADit App
Day 2: Glytch3D & MakeItMichael
Day 3: SassieCat3d & MakeItMichael
Day 4: HYPED3D & MakeItMichael
Day 5: Artoverkill & MakeItMichael
Day 6: WanderingWastelander & MakeItMichael
Day 7: BuckleNShackle & TheDragonsDen

The 3d Printing Olympics is Sponsored by Cults3d, CookieCad, Polar Filaments & TH3DStudios

The Fidget Bolt was originally designed by me as a unique creation for the purpose of selling at a Local Craft Show. Upon showcasing it to my friends and family, they were impressed and encouraged me to make the file available to others. This charming toy has broad appeal, appealing to all ages and personalities, and it's particularly popular among neurodivergent individuals who can play with it for hours on end.

The Fidget Bolt features an Embedded Loop that can be utilized for attaching a Keychain or Paracord/Rope. It prints in three pieces requires glue to assemble, prints with no supports!

Sep 20, 2022 - Original Version Released

May 23, 2023 - Fidget Bolt Capsule Version! (Print at 85% to fit American and Canadian Bills inside.)

May 28, 2023 - Fidget Bolt Capsule Version with Loose Threads added.


The Original Fidget Bolt has been test printed at 60%, 75%, 100% and 200% (See Group Photo). The tolerances (0.6mm) between 75-200% make this operate fine. However if it is not spinning, I suggest twisting it manually until it has sanded itself down. You can also add some Skateboard Bearing Oil or other lubricants to the tread.

Modifying: You are NOT allowed to modify this file. However the Commercial License Version can.

Authorized Sellers For a list of all their socials Click Here: Authorized Sellers List

Authorized Sellers will be listed on my website when you purchase the commercial license. Please contact me to get your details added.

Printing my item? I would really appreciate it, if you tag me and credit me @bucklenshackle on Socials.

If you are interested in a Commercial Use Version without branding and includes extra files and sizes. You can obtain the Commercial Version by clicking on this link:

3D printing settings

Works with PLA, PETG & ABS. I printed this with a 0.4 Nozzle (0.2 Layer Height, 0.4 Width) 3 walls and 15% Infill

3D printer file information

  • Design number: 851690
  • 3D design format: STL Folder details Close
    • BNS Fidget Bolt - 100mm 3 PIECE CAPSULE VERSION - PERSONAL USE.stl
    • BNS Fidget Bolt - 100mm 3 PIECE ORIGINAL - PERSONAL USE.stl

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  • Last update: 2023-05-28 at 19:30
  • Publication date: 2022-09-18 at 22:16


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