Customizable Easy Gyro

Author: atartanian, published on 2015-04-30

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Summary

This is a fully customizable, easy to print Gyro. The customizer code is optimized to generate the design really fast! It also makes use of a new customizer feature for setting slider widget step size.

I also commented the script really thoroughly, so this should be useful if you are learning to write OpenSCAD code.

Thanks to althepal for his design, which I studied before designing my own.

slo-mo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXOnPqXsElE

Instructions

This will print with no supports, it will never have > 45 degree overhangs

For small gyros, I print without infill so they print faster (the one in the photo printed in 1 hour).

for larger gyros, consider doing one or more of the following:

  • turning up the infill percentage
  • turn up the number of shells
  • increase the height of the gyro
  • increase the thickness of the rings

all of these options make the rings stiffer which helps them not fall apart at larger diameters

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Tags: customizer, easy, easy_print, easy_to_print, gimbal, gyro, gyroscope, openscad