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Hexaflexagon for Flexible TPU Filament

3D model description

A hexaflexagonal strip featuring triangles with a side length of 30mm.

It is intended to be a design experiment, using flexible TPU filament. Please rotate as necessary to fit the strip on the printer bed. Once it is printed, one should fold it in a way that allows for the same letters (A or B or C) to show up on one side. Then, super-glue the two triangles with no letters for a hexaflexagon.

Indeed, paper, plus a glue stick, is the best way to make a hexaflexagon for classroom use. However, a flexible TPU model is also fun!

3D printing settings

Rafts:

No

Supports:

No

Resolution:

.1 to .2mm

Infill:

10-25%

Notes:
The thinner one might work better according to my experiment.

Post-Printing
Once it is printed, please fold it in a way that allows for the same letters (A or B or C) to show up on one side. Then, super-glue the two triangles with no letters for a hexaflexagon. Then, score back and forth along the spaces between the triangles , and start flexing!

  • 3D model format: STL

Creator

STEAM educator, learning from and working with K-12 STEAM teachers to explore new ideas of teaching and engagement. I firmly believe ART is at the core of STEM learning or all human learning! I owe my ideas and designs to the hundreds of K-12 children and teachers and university professors I have had the pleasure of working with, in multiple disciplines-- math, science,engineering language arts, social studies, early childhood education and more! All mistakes, of course, are mine! There is no warranty or liability whatsoever implied or explicit behind the designs or ideas. They are all posted for their potential educational values.

When working with children, please strictly observe all safety and health procedures! Please refer to the NSTA safety guides: http://www.nsta.org/safety/.

LGBU Contact: LGBU@SIU.EDU

License

CC BY


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