UPDATE: An updated model of the Fidget Cube is contained in the new Fidget Star.
A print-in-place folding fidget cube, with customization options for size, shape, and clearances. As you fold the cube it turns inside out to form another cube! Makes a nice gift or 3D-printing demo, and is fun to fidget with while on the bus, standing in line, etc.
This model prints in ONE PIECE (!), fully assembled, without raft and without supports, and then you snap it open in a couple of places until it moves freely; see the instructions. Customize size and tolerances for you printer with the Customizer link!
For a video illustrating how this type of cube folds and moves, see emmett's great separate-pieces design at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:135836, which was the inspiration for this model.
Hacktastic blog: mathgrrl.com/hacktastic
Shapeways geekhaus store: shapeways.com/shops/mathgrrl
This design and all associated pictures and files are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike license. If you want to use designs, images, or files outside of the terms of this license, please email email@example.com.
For the smallest possible working fidget cube with clearances optimized for MakerBot printers, use the "fidgetcube48.stl" file.
For more information about how this model was made, see MakerHome: