Gyro the Dodo - Ultimaker Special

The original dodecahedral sculpture by Virtox / Stijn van der Linden now available for home printing.


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The original dodecahedral kinetic sculpture by Virtox / Stijn van der Linden.
Now available for home printing!

Made of five nested dodecahedra, each one is limited to rotate about it's own axis.
A most intriguing and mesmerizing object.

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Materials and methods

Printed on an Ultimaker 3:
Model dimensions: 96.0 x 97.5 x 86.8 mm
Print time: 03d 01h 07m
Amount of material used: PLA Silver Metallic 70g / PVA 190g
Model weight: 59g
Print core temperature: 215 °C
Layer resolution: 100 micron
Print speed: 35 mm/s
Travel speed: 250 mm/s
Infill: 100%
Build plate temperature: 60 °C
Print cores used: AA 0.4 / BB 0.4



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Ultimaker 2+
I took the challenge of printing the gyro designed for soluble support with single extrusion, see if I could get a similar result with much less print time than dual extrusion. Printed with complete support interface of line pattern. Took me a couple of hours to clean the supports and broke a few arms that needs glue back together. It rotates smoothly at the end. And the bottom finish is not bad. But still, it's too much work and risk to clean the supports. Not recommended to print with single extrusion.
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Superb. It took a weekend to print and for the support to dissolve. But the result was excellent.
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Perfect - great design, fantastic printer. Ultimaker have really nailed it with PLA/PVA.
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Did you use the "Prime Tower"-Feature of teh UM3 or does it work without ?

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