The Scissor Snake Family

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Featured on Pinshape’s Staff Picks, week of July 24th, 2015

WINNER Second Runner-Up MMF Support-free Product Design Christmas 2014

The “Scissor Snake” is a fun 3D printed toy. It is easy to print without support; the “Scissor Snake” comes off the build plate assembled and ready to use. Its motion is incredibly smooth, resulting in a very precise, fast, durable and fun remote grabber.

This design uses an exclusive, supportless crossover bearing, engineered for the project. The cross-over bearing interlocks with the frame when fully extended under load, causing the frame to become rigid, thereby reducing stress on the bearing pivots. This results in a strong and durable toy cable of lifting many times its own weight. Kid tested. Guaranteed to provide many hours of fun for kids of all ages.

Other members of the Scissor Snake Family

Mini – Use as a test print to calibrate your cross over bearing for no fusing and tight motion

Scissor – The Classic scissor snake, easy to print and a good size for kids

Super – Once you have it dialed in, this one can be a lot of fun; it little more challenging to print

Magnum a.k.a. the Trouser Snake – The longest scissor snake in the familiy

Curvy (Experimental, needs tweaking) – Forms an “S” curve when extended

Corner (Experimental, needs tweaking) – Forms a curve when extended, to snake around a corner



Print at 100% scale, using 30% to 50% infill, no support, at 0.2mm layer height. The “Scissor Snake” is designed to print at 100% scale on wide range of 3D printers. However, if the print comes out looser than you’d like, you can reduce the scale by 5 to 10%; this will produce tighter joints. If the print come out too tight, increase the scale by 5 to 10%; this will produce looser joints. Normally this is not necessary. Otherwise, for best results, don’t change the scale of the model.

Volume: 51.5 cm^3

Print Time: 3:35

1.75 mm Filament Required: 15210 mm

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