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Take & Make Kits

Materials

3D printed bicycle model displayed outside the Wells Library.

This kit includes pieces of a 3D Printed Bike Puzzle for you to assemble. Here's how it was made:

  1. The original design was downloaded from the Thingiverse, a resource for free 3D designs.
  2. The 3D file was edited using the TinkerCAD design program to include a small IU trident on the basket.
  3. The design was printed on a Prusa Mini 3D printer using PLA plastic filament in the Wells Library Makerspace.

Want to print your own design? Visit the Wells Library Makerspace or learn more about additional resources for 3D printing at IU.

Step 1 - Break off the pieces

This bike was printed with all the pieces laying flat and assembled into one card, often referred to as a "kit card." Snap the pieces off of your card and lay them out. You may want to snip off some of the excess plastic using a pair of scissors. Now you're ready to assemble the puzzle.

Step 2 - Bike seat

Step 3 - Seat and chain stay

Step 4 of 3D bike kit assembly instructions

Step 4 - Dropouts

Step 7 of 3D bike kit assembly instructions

Step 5 - Rear wheel

Step 2 of 3D bike kit assembly instructions

Step 6 - Pedals

Step 5 of 3D bike kit assembly instructions

Step 7 - Kickstand

Step 8 - Front wheel & handlebars

Step 3 of 3D bike kit assembly instructions

Step 9 - Basket

Step 6 of 3D bike kit assembly instructions

Display and Enjoy!

Assembled model of 3D printed bike.

 

"Touring Bike Business Card" from CyberCyclist is available through a public domain license.