Spherez are cool little storage container for small things that are unique and visually interesting. The outer shell rotates freely 360° to open and close the opening into the centre storage section. A simple, fun and practical storage solution for anything and everything from coins to jewellery, nuts/bolts/screws, keys, stationery items and much more. Great to use yourself or as a small ‘unique’ gift. And, they look good printed in any color.
This is and easy and worthwhile one-piece-print that takes a while to print…. the Spherez outside diameter at standard scale is 80mm. The internal storage area has a diameter of approx. 72mm. This can be scaled up or down a small amount if required however and scaling will affect clearances that may affect the result (parts fusing or being too loose).
The design also features a circular groove in the base. This will accept and retain a common small 3mm square section rubber band so the print is far less likely to move around on the surface it is being used on. The rubber band creates a degree of surface tension / grip so it will not slide so easily. This is very handy as it enables users to rotate the outer shell (with a small amount or downward force) without the need to hold the base part which may otherwise also want to rotate to some extent.
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