Enables people with limited use of their hands to manipulate small objects at a distance in a fun and effective way. Includes 7 head shapes and 5 handles in different sizes you can combine in any combination to suit your needs. Tailor the handle to fit the user, and the head to fit the task, so the tool functions as an adaptor extending the range of tasks performable by disabled users. Instantly increases physical reach by up to 12". One tester said it gave him "a super-power to reach things." If you need a different size or shape end, just ask and I'll be glad to add it to the collection. Prints without support and comes off the build plate ready to use.*How to Customize* Import one head design and one handle design, along with the middle ['SSEGv0_-Middle.stl'] into your slicer. Depending on your software and settings, you may need to align the parts to form a complete scissor snake. Don't worry, that's easy... in Simplify3D, select all three models and choose 'Edit|Align Selected Model Origins'. You'll see the see the part register properly. In Makerware and Slicr, the models should come in already aligned. If you repostion them, just make sure all three models are selected first so they move together. *How to print the Scissor Snake* Prints easily on most printers. Be sure to use a clean and level build plate. Print at 0.2 mm layer height and 30% infill or greater, with 3 or 4 perimeters for strength. You can tighten up the action by scaling down the parts by 5% to 10%. If your print is too tight, or fuses, you can increase the clearance by increasing the scale by 5% to 10%. Video instructions are in production now. YouTube Video  https://youtu.be/x_zPq1aS5h0
The original Scissor Snake was fun, but could be hard to print and was impossible to reconfigure or repair. This improved Scissor Snake Construction set is EASY to print, can be assembled into all the classic scissor snake configurations, can be extended by adding any number of additional stages. and can be repaired if broken.https://youtu.be/wIvfkPx-FqQhttps://youtu.be/q3PeKIidsbMIncludesIncludes all the parts you need to make one tapered 4 stage Scissor Snake with Boxing Gloves.InstructionsYou'll need to print one copy of each file at minimum. Combine them in whatever combination best suits your 3D printer and project requirements. It is possible to print all the pieces at once, buy you will probably get better results by breaking it down into smaller steps, unless you have a very level build plate. Use hair spray for extra adhesion of the smaller parts.Print at 0.1mm layer height with support. Use at least 30% in-fill. For maximum strength, use 100% in-fill.AssemblyEach bone is marked with either a DOT or a DASH symbol.1) Locate all the bones marked with a DOT. Insert two pin half pieces into each bearing opening from the DOT side. These must turn freely.2) Locate the matching DASH piece for each bone. The sides without symbols go next to each other. Snap the pieces together at the center bearing by inserting one end of the pin first, then pushing the pieces together. You should hear a snap. Insert the printed tool into the bearing from the DASH side while pushing on the pin with your finger from the DOT side. Rotate the pin 90 degrees with the tool while holding the DASH bone. The pin should snap into place parallel to the DASH symbol. Repeat for each stage.3) Rotate the bones of each stage so that the DOT symbol is facing UP and appears on the LOWER LEFT and UPPER RIGHT section of the X formed by the bones. IMPORTANT: You may need to rotate the bones over 180 degress (cross them) to get the correct orientation, otherwise the snake will not assemble.4) Combine the stages as desired using the same technique, however there is one unbreakable rule for combining the stages: a) DOTs must be all on one side and all DASHs must be on the opposite side of the snake; only join DOT to DASH. Additionally, it works best if you always join arms of the same length. Otherwise you can combine the stages however you desire.https://youtu.be/wIvfkPx-FqQhttps://youtu.be/q3PeKIidsbMBoxing Gloves1) This is the only piece that needs support. Carefully remove all of the support material from the underside of the pieces and clean out the holes. There is a right and a left glove. Slide onto bones at the last stage of the scissor snake.
Made this to see if I could finish a model faster than usual, took me about 8 hours. Not too great in general but not too bad for me personally at this point.Updated with textures 6 days after uploading.
Here's a 3d printable version of the iconic blade assemblies worn by Johnn Depp in the 1990 film Edward Scissorhands. The assemblies are made up of 1) the finger blades themselves, 2) hand plates, 3) bracers that cover the top of the forearms, and 4) mechanical swingarms that connect the handplates to the bracers. Mounting points have been added to both the bracers and hand plates so that they may be connected together with leather, cordage, or elastic, and the bracers also include mounting points for straps to wrap around the forearms. Besides strapping for those components, you will also need a pair of gloves for the hand portions themselves; after test-fitting with your gloves on, secure the individual fingers and hand plates to each glove with adhesive to finish the assembly. I have also included instructions that can elimnate needing to permanently attach gloves as well (under file 'fingerblade attachment suggestion' included). The gloves are sized for an average male hand. Please review all included instruction images before starting this project.