Introduction: Rotating Amiibo Stand
Hello! In this Instructable, I'm going to show you how to make an Amiibo stand you can spin that is 100% 3D printed.
Step 1: Getting Everything Ready
If you're going to use an Amiibo stand, you'll need Amiibos! The stand can fit 4 Amiibos on it, or anything with an a Amiibo sized base (about 4.5 cm). The stand when put together will have a diameter of 20 cm.
Next, you'll want to download the files, which can be found here --> [https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2302806]
It should have both the "base" file and the "wheel" file. Both are .stl files.
Step 2: 3D Printing
Once the files are downloaded, then you'll need to convert it into a usable G-CODE. The one I used was Cura. Just simply load the files into Cura, rotate them 90 degrees because it's saved like that for some reason, save it to a SD Card, and print. The "base" will take 3-4 hours, and the "wheel" will take 2-3 hours, depending on the printer you have.
NOTE: If the .stl file will not load into Cura, follow the steps below.
1. You'll need Fusion 360. You can download a free trial, or get it for free if you're a student.
2. Go to this link: [https://gallery.autodesk.com/fusion360/users/G6BPQ...]
3. Click on both the "wheel" and the "base" projects, and click "Open/Download". The file should be a .f3d file.
4. Open Fusion 360, then open one of the .f3d files.
5. Click the "File" option in the very top left corner (the one that looks like a folded paper), then click "3D Print".
6. Highlight the ENTIRE object, then check the box in the menu that opens up "Send to 3D Print Utility".
7. In the drop-down menu under it, Select Cura. (Or whatever slicer program you use)
8. Click OK, and the program should open, with the file ready to print.
9. Repeat steps 4-8 with the other file.
Step 3: After Printing
After (hopefully) successfully 3D printing your stand you'll need to remove any bracing you have. Use some needle-nose pliers, scissors, or a knife to do so. (Mine was printed upside-down, and something weird happened which added a LOT of bracing, so mine looks kind of strange.) Some parts may also need to be sanded down, like the holes for Amiibos and the peg that the wheel goes on.
WARNING: THE PEG MAY BREAK OFF DEPENDING ON THE PRINTER, FILAMENT, OR THE FORCE PUT ON IT! If this happens, try melting some excess plastic from the bracing to put it back on.
Step 4: Finishing Up
Now that everything is ready, it's time to put your Amiibos on display! But first, you need to attach the 2 pieces. Do this by lightly pushing the peg through the wheel. If it doesn't go through, sand down the peg.
It should spin well, but don't spin it too fast. They might fall out and break! (And you wouldn't want your rare Toys R' Us/Amazon exclusive Palutena Amiibo to break now would you? Kuu kuu kuu~)
Step 5: Done!
Congratulations! You now have an Amiibo stand! I don't know why you want one, but hey, it's pretty cool right? They should fit in the holes almost perfectly, and spinning shouldn't make them fall out. (Unless you're going Sonic speed! Get it?) If you have it, use Glow-In-The-Dark filament, as this really makes it pop.
Step 6: Extra: Journey to Get Here
I decided to make the Amiibo stand because I've always wanted one, and because this one spins it's more unique than others. Other people could use this to hold their Amiibos, at least I hope. Feel free to make another "wheel" for the base if you want to, just be sure to credit me! I did encounter a lot of challenges, such as how Murphy's Law was in full effect while trying to make the stand, such as the .stl files being corrupted, the peg breaking, and the upside-down bracing. I cut my finger with one actually, it still hurts right now. But, at least since I encountered these problems, other people will know the solutions!
Have a nice day, and have fun with your Amiibos!
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