Chain of Ball Vibrator design with cap
The new design catches the “chain of balls” design theme used in some sex toys. It was constructed in Tinkercad and it is really simple to do it on your own. This how-to video explains the construction in detail.
The design is composed from several spheres
Try it on your own in Tinkercad. Just grab a sphere, make a copy, resize the copy, make a copy again and repeat this until you have a chain of spheres. Now select all sphere and use the “align” tool. That’s it.
The tricky part is the screw cap. This is needed to enclose the body interaction vibrator development board.
Chain of Ball vibrator being printed in ABS, XYZ printer 1.0, on the bottom is the support material
There is new version of the vibrator ring. The height is smaller than in the original version. As there must be enough space for the vibrator development board, the LiPo battery and the vibration motor the case is larger in height. Board and LiPo are now beside one another. The new case is printed with the daVinci 1.0 3d printer with yellow ABS.
Modify and create your own with Tinkercad. Or download from Thingiverse.
Improved version! Open with Tinkercad. Download from Thingiverse.
Most cases for the body interaction vibration development boards so far had a “massage wand” style. This one is in form of a ring. Inside the ring is enough space for the vibration motor, pcb and LiPo. Work in progress! https://tinkercad.com/things/fcRz5yzJAXR http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:826715
We have two new vibrator cases for the body interaction vibrator development board vibrator. Both have organic forms. The difference between them is the thickness on the top. Both version comes with a cap which are fixed with three M3 screws.
They are constructed with Tinkercad. The design is still simple. The complete form is composed out of 9 half spheres.
Another difference to all earlier designs is a change in the inner hole form. It is smaller to fit better the development board.
Printout with XYZ printer, ABS:
Try to construct your own with Tinkercad:
Or download from Thingiverse:
As alternative to the 3d printed form a flexible form made with silicone could improve the handling of the body interaction board (BI1) for certain applications. The vibration is more comfortable and less noisy compared to other cases. If you want to do it on your own follow this how-to.
Silicone molded BI1: vibration motor (top), RF12b (bottom)
silicone molded BI1 board – vibration motor (top), LiPo (bottom)
Some adult toys are made of silicone or at least are coated with silicone. Silicone cases are easy to clean.
We have constructed a 3D printed form where we will fill in the silicone. The form comes in two parts that have to be fixed to one another by tinkering wire. In addition the board has to be hooked to the form. For this we use a USB connector which is plugged in the USB port of the board. Then the USB connector is fastened to the form.
Form for molding
USB connector holding BI1 board is fastened with tinkering wire
Use a silicone which will become solid after moulding. This property of silicone is indicated by the shore A value. Silcone with a low value is flexible. We use silicone with shore A 43.
Molding form with USB connector and 2 component silicone shore a 43
molded BI1 and 3d printed form
Do you want to try it on your own? Follow this how-to and tell us your experience.
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