In honour of Valentines day, I've created this cam driven kinetic sculpture that reveals a message through an intricate mechanical motion. The curved segments are carefully positioned using the specifically design geometry of the cams. With 3 different symbols based on 3 different cam and follower positions, a beautiful message is revealed.
Made almost fully using 3D printed parts, along with some bearings and screws, this whole sculpture can be assembled in just minutes and can bring a serious wow factor to any birthday, valentines day, anniversary, or any other occasion where it's appropriate to share the simple phrase 'Eye Love U'
Here is the video that shows how easily this mechanism can be assembled!
The STL File:
Prints on all standard 3d printers without supports, requires the following additional parts to assemble:
- 12 M4x12 Screw (I used https://amzn.to/3Cf7dpp)
- 12 M4 Washers (These are the ones https://amzn.to/3Sh129Z)
- 12 624Z 13mm OD/4mm ID Bearings (These work great https://amzn.to/40Ps10M)
Recommended print settings:
Layer Height: 0.2mm
Total Print Time: ~44 hours
Total Filament Required: ~600g
Minimum Build Plate Required: 205x205mm
Please note that these files are for personal enjoyment only. If you do wish to sell PRINTED versions of this model, you can do so with a JBV Creative Small Business License
**All the files have been pre-oriented to save you some set up time! All you need to do is drop the parts into your slicer and hit print!
Let me do the printing for you! You will receive all the parts required to assemble this kinetic sculpture yourself.