Introduction: Newton’s Gravity Defying Puzzle - 3D Print
This puzzle was dropped off on my desk last week. The "rocket" is placed in the cup. You must remove it without dumping it out or using tools (paper clips, tape, etc.). The problem is that there is no place to grab the rocket. How do you get it out? See video at the end if you can't figure it out.
I usually make projects from wood but I don't have a lathe. Therefore, I opted for a 3D print with dimensions taken from the wood version. The CAD files are included in the last step.
Step 1: Wood Version
I took the dimensions off the actual parts to create the CAD files.
Step 2: Part Drawings
I included drawings in case someone wants to make the parts out of wood.
Step 3: 3D Print
The white/magenta version is printed. Both versions worked the same.
Step 4: CAD Images
Have you mentally figured it out yet?
Step 5: Video Solution
Step 6: CAD and STL Files
I included STEP along with the STL files in case you want to modify the dimensions.
Enjoy your rocket!