Gyroscope time is going to go on for a while! Today we used the Custimizer version of althepal’s Another parmeterized gimbal to make a 6-hoop version and switched filament partway through to get a two-color effect. It’s really impressive.
Thingiverse link: http://www.thingiverse.com/make:64808
Settings: MakerWare .3mm/low in a bit over an hour.
Technical notes: We used the following options in the Customizer for this model:
outer_r = 40 hoop_thinkness = 3 hoop_height = 8 hoop_gap = 1 num_hoops = 6
UPDATE: This print spins easily and beautifully, but it is a little loose and some of the rings occasionally fall off. They are easy to put back on again, but I’d prefer a tighter model that this, so next time I’ll lower the hoop_gap parameter.
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