Scissor Snake Classic

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WINNER Second Runner-Up Support-free Product Design Christmas 2014

The Scissor Snake Classic is a fun 3D printed toy. It is easy to print without support; the Scissor Snake comes off the build plate assembled and ready to use. Its motion is incredibly smooth, resulting in a very precise, fast, durable and fun remote grabber.

This design uses an exclusive, supportless crossover bearing, engineered for the project. The cross-over bearing interlocks with the frame when fully extended under load, causing the frame to become rigid, thereby reducing stress on the bearing pivots. This results in a strong and durable toy cable of lifting many times its own weight. Kid tested. Guaranteed to provide many hours of fun for kids of all ages.

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Also see: 

Magnum Scissor Snake

Super Scissor Snake

Curvy Scissor Snake

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Model originally printed on: Duplicator 4

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Print at 100% scale, using 30% to 50% infill, no support, at 0.2mm layer height. The "Scissor Snake" is designed to print at 100% scale on wide range of 3D printers. However, if the print comes out looser than you'd like, you can reduce the scale by 5 to 10%; this will produce tighter joints. If the print come out too tight, increase the scale by 5 to 10%; this will produce looser joints. Normally this is not necessary. Otherwise, for best results, don't change the scale of the model.

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