Sparky6548 shared this print on thingiverse!
Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas!
You will need to print:
4 ea Whirligig blades
3 ea Eccentric cams
2 ea Crossbars
2 ea Base Couplers
1 ea all other parts
There is a cutaway view in the thing files called cutaway view.pdf showing how the model goes together.
I printed the base sections vertically to minimize support and print time. The tallest one is 148mm. This is the maximum height I can print with my FlashForge Creator Pro with glass bed.
There are 3 cams that have to be placed on the quarter inch rod drive shaft such that they rest directly under the push rods from the reindeer and sleigh. Each cam needs to have a nut on either side to hold it in place and keep it locked to the drive shaft. When assembling, I recommend putting a drop of super glue on the nuts that hold the cams in place once they are positioned. Also, it is probably a nicer effect if the cams are offset from each other so the deer and sleigh are bobbing up and down slightly out of sych with each other.
Because Santa and the bag of toys have details in relief to make painting easier, I have made them with mirror images that will need to be glued together. This way they can lay flat on the print bed. Just glue them together after printing and painting.
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