3D Printed Straw Connectors V7

About: I'm a Research Engineer at Adobe. Previously, I was a grad student at the Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT Media Lab. Before that, I worked at Instructables, writing code for the website and iOS apps and m...

As a follow up to my original post about a 3D printed straw construction set, I've made a new shape of connector.  This new connector  joins three straws in a vertex so that each straw is 60 degrees from the other two, this way you can build tetrahedrals and other shapes from equilateral triangles.  I printed this connector with an epilog printer (the grand prize in the Make it Real Challenge!)
I've attached the AutoCAD and stl files below.

Teacher Notes

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

Make It Real Challenge

Participated in the
Make It Real Challenge

Be the First to Share

    Recommendations

    • Instrument Contest

      Instrument Contest
    • Make it Glow Contest

      Make it Glow Contest
    • STEM Contest

      STEM Contest

    2 Discussions

    0
    None
    kz1

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Keep going! What a great idea. This is one of those, "Why didn't I think of that?" things. How about a connector that has adjustable connection points? A bit more difficult and require a bit of assembly, but it would make for some very interesting designs/uses. Man I would love to have access to one of these printers!

    1 reply