Spherez storage containers #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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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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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

Original article: Spherez storage containers #3DThursday #3DPrinting