Introduction: Articulated Snake
Hello! This is my articulated snake, it is made entirely of jointed segments so it twists around when you hold it. I hope you like it! materials are tinkercad and a 3D printer, and paint or sharpie for finishing touches.
Step 1: Base Shape
first, create a shape like this. this is the basic part of the design, the whole snake it built of interlocking shapes like this one.
Step 2: Adding Articulation
Next, put a hole in the end piece and a pole through that. make sure the pole is not touching anything, this is what allows the articulation.
Step 3: Creating Body
after you have the shape, you can duplicate and interlock it into a movable body. the poles should only touch the edges at the back, so the one it is threaded through can move freely on the pole.
Step 4: Finishing Up
you can complete the design by adding a head and and piece for the tail. you can use a similar method to make articulated legs and tails for other animals.