The 'Christmas Tree Fidget Spinner' is a simple fun Christmas themed fidget toy. It's a small and easy one-piece-print that should spin straight off the build plate (if precisely sliced and printed on an accurate well set up machine). No bearing required... everything is printed.
Great fun for the festive / holiday season... everyone will want one!
The centre bearing clearance is fine so you may need to wiggle it free post printing... or use your finger nail to help break away any internal fusing. Worst case scenario is to uniformly scale it up 5 - 10% which will increase the clearances so it prints free. However, 100% scale is recommended because too much clearance will affect how well / how long it will spin. This has been test print numerous times already at standard scale with no issues (as per the images)
It is recommended that you apply a light (silicone or similar) lubricant to the moving surfaces. This will greatly improve the spin duration as dry PLA running on dry PLA tends to cause a lot of drag.
Have fun with these... they look great in any color and please post images of your Christmas Tree Fidget Spinners for other members to see.
Please refer to the print settings instructions and images for additional information.
Note: If you like this check out the rest of my fun and practical designs!
Any good quality well spooled filament PLA
Looks great in any color!
Easy to print and should spin straight off the build plate is precisely sliced and printed on an accurate well set up machine.
Free up the bearing and add a light (silicone) lubricant to the moving surfaces.
The lubricant needs to be very lightweight and is a one-time only application.
Apart from that the only other thing to do is... have fun with them!