What do you get when you cross a kaleidoscope with a unicycle?
Probably a trip to the hospital. Anyway, this here's a kaleidocycle ! Turn it inwards, turn it outwards, flip it upside down and turn it some more. It's the stress ball of Bendables. And this one's made of six repeated 3D bends. These got so fun we made a ton of them. Bend your own kaleidocycle using our downloadable file or design a new one – there's an infinite number of kaleidocycles! How beautiful is that?! What does kaleido- mean, anyway? Get bending and let us know how it goes!
Materials Needed: Wire, Heatshrink, Heat gun
Step 1: Start Bending
Start the 3D bend. Make sure to add a Pause Point to the SVG's third bend point.
Step 2: Rotate the Wire
At the Pause Point rotate the bent triangle 115 degrees from its original bend plane.
Step 3: Finished Bends
You'll end up with this tetrahedral shape. Repeat six times and get out the heat shrink.
Step 4: Assemble
With a heat gun, shrink open ends of the tetrahedrons until you've got a kaleidocycle...