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March 30, 2017 AT 3:00 am

Brick Tape, A Flexible LEGO-Compatible Parametric Model #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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Check out this fun project shared by MechEngineerMike on Thingiverse.

This is the precursor to my new set of open source LEGO-compatible science education toys coming soon! If that interests you, subscribe to my blog at http://engineerdog.com/ to hear more as it comes out!
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Inspired by Nimuno Loops successful crowdfunding campaign https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/nimuno-loops-the-toy-block-tape
I was curious how well flexible Lego’s could be made at home. To my surprise it worked very well!
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This design is parametric, click ‘open in customizer’ to make your own sizes.
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The model allows you to make ‘brick tape’ which has the top side of LEGO studs, OR ’tile tape’ which is the underside of LEGOs. (This is an either/or decision because flexible filament doesn’t like printing with supports.)

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