It all started on Facebook and someone saying “Do you remember…” Yes, I do remember Clackers, they were fun to play with, but dangerous (will at least in today’s world.) We would get hit with one or both of the glass balls and go ouch or whoops. However, in today’s world, they are safer than the Tide Pod challenge.
My 3D printer and I were not getting along, so we both took a break from each other. After the Facebook posting, I decided it was time to put the print back to work. And, one of the simplest thinks to design and print would be a ball with at hole in the middle.
I used Tinkercad to design it. 5cm ball with a hole in the middle. I then did the thing I been regretting for a while, I cleaned, oiled and balanced the printer. The first print failed, the item was not adhering to build plate. Failure. I rebalanced the build plate. Failure. I removed the build plate and cleaned it with soap and warm water and rebalanced the build plate. Success, I had one ball for my clackers, so I printed a second one.
The string is only nylon string with a loop tied at the top and a knot at the end of each ball.
My family have official declared me weird.