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The Fantastical Gyroscopic Heart Gears Valentine!

by joefe Jan 27, 2015
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Hi! I love this!

Do you think you could do me a solid and split the base model (the one with the "be mine" quote) in two? my printer is too small to print it at once (the only part that's too big).... Thanks!

How many pins of each are required?

great idea,
however I am unable to load the upright right piece.
i watched your yt vid, and its not symmetrical to the other one so i cant print it with a mirror flip... idk if I can make it work without modeling that piece myself...
UPDATE:
Re-downloaded that piece, and it loaded fine. TYVM!

It is an amazing concept, but needs some polishing. I'll follow for now.

best wishes!

Vraiment excellent!
NOP21

This thing printed out perfect! My wife is going to love it! Thanks!!

You have some serious mesh errors, you should not have shelled it. I've been modeling for almost 12 years now, and this thing is beyond repair at this point without serious manual time put into it, the cloud services like NetFabb dont even fix it. You also have some bad overhangs. Seriously man, i love it but im too pissed off to deal with it, how about you revert back and do it correctly? I cant even use one of my solid meshes in its place because there's no way to size it exactly, and you heavily modified it when you did a mashup. PLZZZ FIX, valentines day is in less than a week, Very upsetting. :(

What a douche comment lol Congrats being a d$!k!

Hi DevWolf,

Since you asked so nicely, I went back into Tinkercad where I created these models and modified the heart pieces 1-6 to thicken up the parts and take out the hollow portions where it was creating walls that were too thin.

These are the parts available in the downloads with Thicker at the beginning of the names.

Let me know if you have any issues and please post a make when you get it printed!

Thanks,
Joe

I can't get Slic3r 1.2.6 or Cura 15.02.1 to sliced the heart gears correctly. They have a gap between gears and center..The option "detect thin wall" dosent work.

Hi MaxIntox,

I went into TinkerCad and modified the heart pieces 1-6 to thicken up the parts and take out the hollow portions where it was creating walls that were too thin.

If you are still interested in printing this, these are the parts available in the downloads with Thicker at the beginning of the names.

Let me know if you have any issues and please post a make when you get it printed!

Thanks,
Joe

Hi MaxIntox,

When I originally hollowed out the heart gears, they were at a larger scale. Admittedly after being scaled down for this project, there are some walls that are too thin for slices to pick up. I just tried Slic3r, kisslicer, Craftware and Simplify3D slicers on it to see what the differences were. Each of them left small openings along the gears on some pieces, especially gyro_heartgears-_heart_2-3_piece_1. That is the same result that I got when I printed it and it worked fine. The pieces connect again near the top of the gear and are quite strong.

I also have printed several at a smaller scale yet for my Keyed mini Fantastical heart gears without having any issues. Since the introduced holes did not present any issues, I took those as bonus artifacts that add even more style to the pieces.

Hope this info helps! Good luck with the print and please post a make when you complete it!

Thanks,
Joe

Its not printable man, rather you got it to work or not, most machines will leave gashes instead of cracks because not all machines go as fast as needed to use pressure to fill them in,.You really need to go back into the file and modify it, there is no reason that it needs to be this small, even if you plated several pieces, so i doubt that was the issue anyway.

I saw you shelled it. Well that doesnt work if you shell it at 0.8 and then size it down below 50%, what the hell man? But thats not what happened... was it? We cant even do it for you because you kept the source file where the scale is accurate. You need to upload a previous progress save before you made these steps if you want us to fix it. If you dont have one, well.... RIP gyro gear heart :( Live and learn, i guess.