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Pokeball, with magnetic clasp

by 3DCentralVA Aug 7, 2014
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Your hinge pin would not slice properly on either craftware or cura for me. With both slicers, the long part of the pin would print but the T would not. I downloaded the rework from tinkercad, and that sliced properly. I urge you to replace the one in your file with that one. If nothing else it would save people time.

hold on a second... i thought the top half kept the button with it, and as well as half the rim...

That's what I though too, so I'm just printing it upside down.

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Did you know that if you rub acetone over the surfaces it will become shiny and smooth instead of being able to see the print lines and it being dull colored? :)

I had problems with the hinge not printing right in either MatterControl or Simplify3D. I tinkered a fix for you to check out: https://tinkercad.com/things/0xiYq70WqI7

yes, i had problems and didnt why notice until i looked at the layers. thanks for providing the fixed files!

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Did you use ABS or PLA and why did you use it?

Most of this can be printed in ABS or PLA, but the 'hinge pin' probably needs to be ABS, otherwise it might crack. ABS is better for things that need a little give to them.

What if you only had access to PLA? Can I still make this work?

It's worth a try! Again it's just the hinge pin that would be iffy, try a few different settings, including printing it at high resolution, and maybe fewer perimeters. Good luck, and would be happy to know how it turns out!

I printed the hinge with 100% infill and it worked fine. Printed 3 right away anticipating them to break, but the first one popped in without any issue.

Yea sure I'll keep you updated. It will be while before I can get to making it. There are several projects ahead of me but while i'm waiting... Where can I get the right sized magnets? I tried your link but it was a dead end. I looked on Amazon but I could not find the right size.

Ug yeah, Amazon has stopped selling them. Health and legal concerns I believe - people try to use them as a fake tongue ring and accidentally swallow them. Swallowing one can be bad -- swallowing two can be EXTREMELY dangerous. Don't eat the magnets!

Anyway, here is where we buy them from now:

If you want to buy just a handful from me I would be happy to set it up for you, I could even print the tiny "hinge pins" in ABS here too, and you could print the rest PLA yourself.


That might not be a bad idea, regarding the magnets. If you feel that ABS print would be the best option for that hinge then I am interested in purchasing 2 magnets and that 1 part. I'll print the rest on my own time.

Sure thing! PM me with your paypal email address and I'll send you over an invoice, I can put them in the mail today.

Yea sure I can send you that address in about an hour but just to make clear. I want to purchase an entire finshed Poke'ball. Not just the magnets. It really comes down to the fact that I have to share this MakerBot with an entire Highschool and I rarely get times to use it and I do have other things that have to come first. So what do you think the price will be for a Pokeball? (Finished)

Although it might just be better to buy one of your Poke'balls just like that photo you have. Its so hard to get into the printer because everyone loves using it and I have 2 prints ahead of this so if you want to ge me a price for a fully built Poke'ball just like that photo then I'll hear you out.

Or you could do that! I was going to charge you $5 for the magnets, pins, and shipping&etc -- we sell the whole finished pokeball on our Etsy for $18. So you are welcome to head over there and place your order there directly if you'd prefer.

Ok I think i'll do that. It would just be easier and also I can do it when I'm better free. Thanks for getting back to me and answering my questions. I checked out your other designs. You make cool stuff. I'm sure I will be back soon!

How much do you think I would have to scale this up to fit two 65mm x 18mm tube batteries?