Tools and Materials

Here's a project for costumes, cosplay, cats, dogs, and lovers of tailed creatures.

 The bulk of the project is 3D printed... only a few additional items are needed.

  • Silicone tubing ~12 mm (outer diameter)
  • Beadalon stringing wire .61mm
  • Standard Metal Gear Servo
  • 30mm screws (almost any kind wil do - you only need two)
  • 10mm screws
  • 8mm screws
  • Spring from a ballpoint pen

And, some basic tools.

  • Hot glue gun
  • Silicone adhesive
  • M4 tap (optional)
  • Wire cutters
  • Screwdriver

Silicone tubing has an outer diameter of ~12mm and an inner diameter of ~9mm.

Thicker stringing wire is better - your tail will last longer and will be more durable.

This guide was first published on Nov 10, 2014. It was last updated on Nov 20, 2018. This page (Tools and Materials) was last updated on May 04, 2015.