3D Printed Double Helix Christmas Ornament

Design and model by Christopher Barefield

I modeled and rendered my ornament in Solidworks. It features a double helix that spirals around a central star. The star hangs from two links of chain that when printed on a 3D printer that uses soluble support material, will hang freely allowing the star to move.

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

3D Printed Ornament Design Challenge

First Prize in the
3D Printed Ornament Design Challenge

First Time Author Challenge

Participated in the
First Time Author Challenge

Be the First to Share

    Recommendations

    • CNC Contest

      CNC Contest
    • Make it Move

      Make it Move
    • Teacher Contest

      Teacher Contest

    4 Discussions

    Very pretty! Does this get printed with the star inside or do you have to slip it between the loops of the spiral?

    1 reply
    0
    None
    ChrisB6KookyKreations

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    The star and chain are designed to be printed within the spiral as one single part. Depending on the resolution of the printer and the support material used, the chain may or may not be able to move.