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middle finger machine (inspired by a scene in guardians of the galaxy)

by o_cap Jun 9, 2017
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the main piece on the back of the gadget are at a weird angle so you have to have supports turnedon because the back of the housing mechanism is slightly in the air but then if i turn on supports i will have to pick them out of everysingle little gap

Star Lord finally found out how that machine works, i see

Cool! I want to see a video! :)

Making one for sure:)

Can you make a design with all of the pieces?

Hast du es mit Support gedruckt Also die Hand nicht die Mechanik?

Ich finde es megagut

Ja die Hand und die Achsen hatten bei mir Support. XD

Also the main part in V2 has an angle between the finger and body preventing it from being laid flat in any direction without a lot of unnecessary supports.

The main part in V2 is just designed to be printet laying on the back, because this way you have the finger (which includes a few of the less flat tops)lying flat on the ground without support.

How did you guys print the long gear shaft? Did you print them standing straight up?

I prefer printing it flat on the buildplate. This way its more stable. Thats also the reason why I seperated the shaft and the gearwheel in V2. This way you can print the axis flat on the ground without needing support for the gearwheel.

This is truly beautiful.

Not all heros wear capes

I printed this one with some success. Tolerances were pretty tight in places, but I was eventually able to sand things down for a working piece. Nice design, I'm looking forward to a version 2!

It's the simple things in life that make me happy. Thanks!

Nice job.
I remember many of us doing this on a Kansas City schoolyard in the early 80s. If only we had 3D printers back then.
I'm already working on a remix. I'm adding a ratcheting sound to the crank. I also liked the other person's idea of a molded grip.
I feel this idea of yours will grow exponentially.

thanks! I´m looking forward to see your remix

That's exactly my kind of humor

"I would have used my robot hand for good!" -Moss

I'm definitely going to print this one

Finger cutouts for the "Main Part"! Hopefully this will not result in fingers getting ground up in the gears...

Sounds like a good idea maybe i'll upload a version 2.0

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This was good for a laugh, thanks for putting it together!

Now that's cleaver.

This machine has "existed" long before Guardians, however this is the first I've seen that's actually been built. I've been using the imaginary machine for 40 years.

40 years? Wow thats impressive. Seems that you are trendsetter :D