3D Printing

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What If I Don't Have A 3D Printer?

Not to worry! You can use a 3D printing service such as 3DHubs or MakeXYZ to have a local 3D printer operator 3D print and ship you parts to you. This is a great way to get your parts 3D printed by local makers. You could also try checking out your local Library or search for a Maker Space.

Slice Settings

These parts have been tested and 3D printed on an Ultimaker 2+ and 3 using PLA filament. The parts were sliced using CURA 3.x with the following slice settings.

  • 220C extruder temp
  • 65c bed temp
  • 0.2 layer height
  • 0.38 line width
  • 2 Wall Line Count – 0.4 nozzle
  • 20% infill
  • 70mm/s print speed

Design Source Files

The spool holder carousel assembly was designed in Fusion 360. This can be downloaded in different formats like STEP, SAT and more.

CAD Assembly

The parts are designed to be snap fitted together. Each piece has either a male or female connecting feature that tightly locks together. This makes the assembly much simpler as it doesn't need hardware or adhesives. 

3D Printed Parts

All of the parts are 3D printed with FDM type 3D printers using various colored filaments. All of the parts are separated into pieces to make 3D printing easier. Assembly is pretty easy and straight forward. Use the links below to download the STLs files.

Design Source Files

The enclosure assembly was designed in Fusion 360. This can be downloaded in different formats like STEP, SAT and more. Electronic components like the DC motor, VERTER Buck-Boost, arcade button and more can be extracted from the Fusion 360 Archive.

Rotational Motion

The 3D printed wheel is mounted to the shaft of the DC motor. A radial ball bearing is press fitted over the base. The platter is mounted over the outer ring of the bearing. When the wheel rotates, it turns the platters.

This guide was first published on Mar 14, 2018. It was last updated on Mar 14, 2018. This page (3D Printing) was last updated on Aug 31, 2019.