I designed some hinges which can be printed out on UV-curing printers. This was partially to figure out how to make compound parts using an Objet printer and partially to figure out the various tolerances. I found that I can scale the hinges down to have roughly a 10mm height. At this size they will work with even a 0.25mm gap between the pin and the hinge. Although, it is preferable to have a 0.5mm gap. These hinges can be scaled up and scaled down as needed, and consists of three parts. The only difference between each set of hinges is the diameter of the center pin. Hopefully these files will prove useful to someone.
Update: The files that start with 5 and 7 are better and beefier hinges. They have 5 and 7 rungs respectively.
Bio:My name is Randy and I run the Instructables Design Studio. I'm also the author of the books 'Simple Bots,' and '62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer'. Since I am always making new things, subscri...read more »