Introduction: 3d-printed Bracelet

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This creative use of inexpensive 3d-printing is so simple a 4yo can do it. Yet it amazes even adults.

If you don't have any 3d-printing experience, please sign up with Tinkercad.com first. You may be able to 3d-print your 3d model at your local library.

Step 1: Place Plastic Item in Hot to Boiling Water

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The 3d-model of this bracelet can be built in any 3d-modeling program and from any overlapping shapes.

I used Tinkercad's "donuts," positioned them as a flat band, about 2x 7 inches, and 3-d printed it.


Now, put the flat band in hot water for a few minutes or more. (you can NOT over-do it)

Take it out and bend it to the size of your wrist. (it will cool quickly)

Step 2: Adjust to Any Size in Minutes

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While it is soft you can bend it to the size of your wrist.

It even works with thermos-temp hot water.

Fun for the whole family!

Comments

www139 (author)2016-08-04

Cool :)

tomatoskins (author)2016-07-18

Awesome looking bracelet! Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation!

NicolaH4 (author)tomatoskins2016-07-18

You're welcome. Did you make it yet?

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