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Ferris Wheel

Creation's quality: 5.0/5 (3 votes)
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3D model description

This was a continuation of my fairground theme. I also wanted to try using gears.

I used a variety of infills depending on the parts. Obviously the smaller parts needed a greater infill.

There are a lot of individual parts to this model. I have tried to keep the part count as low as possible, but wanted to be able to print with as little support material as possible. I have provided full written assembly instructions to ease assembly.

The model stand 22cm (8.5 inch's) tall and 15cm (6 inch's) wide.

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: STL and ZIP Folder details Close
    • a_frame.stl
    • a_frame_gear_support.stl
    • base.stl
    • connectors.stl
    • crank.stl
    • crank_shaft.stl
    • crank_support.stl
    • crankshaft_support.stl
    • gear_1.stl
    • gear_2.stl
    • gear_3.stl
    • gear_support_plug.stl
    • people_pod_1.stl
    • people_pod_2.stl
    • spacers.stl
    • spindle.stl
    • spindle_drive.stl
    • spindle_plug_logo.stl
    • spindle_plug_plain.stl
    • wheel_side_1.stl
    • wheel_side_2.stl

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  • Last update: 2019/07/22 at 13:41
  • Publication date: 2018/04/25 at 12:35





I always wanted to be a draftsman and have always had a passion for designing things. I started my life as a cabinet maker, so love making things, whether it’s out of paper, cardboard, wood or plastic.

I am a keen crafter and amateur book binder. I love computers and consider myself very computer literate. I have taught IT, built my own PC’s, repaired PC’s and worked in IT for a short while. So it was only natural that considering my background I would move into 3D printing.

I consider myself a novice, but am learning new techniques every day and love Thingyverese. What a wonderful place to learn and share my work with like minded people.

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no problem. thanks for the model. i tested it at .2 layer height and i am now printing it at .1 layer height for better quality and will post my results. :) keep up the great work..

I have now checked the stl files. i have corrected the Connections.stl. The bits_&_bobs stl has been removed as all teh individual parts are in the download. thanks for the help.

That's for the info Aaronstrome. I will check this out this afternoon and correct.

hi, great model. just wanted to let you know that your connectors.stl and bits_&_bobs.stl are not level to the bed. i had to ungroup them and level them before printing.

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