Push to Rotate Pillbox


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0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
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Push to Rotate Pillbox

 

By pushing the button the inner container rotates to the next compartment! Easy to print and no extra parts needed. The spring, that pushes the button back up ist printed in place! 

v2.1

updated container version, better geometry for no support print.

 

For a simple container with a lid, see also my Bayonet Mount Container


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Well designed model! Print came out perfect and the mechanism to rotate the insert works smoothly with no issues at all.
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100%. It does nothing and is a waste of filament.
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First of all, it is a great concept, and I didn't realize a spring mechanism could be implemented this way. I first printed it at 150% to fit the pills that I required, but unfortunately, the inner chamber did not rotate when the button was depressed. Thinking that the scaling had affected the amount of depression allowed of the button, I reprinted it at the original 100% scale, but faced the same problem. It seems like there is too much friction and as such, the chamber could not rotate. It could be due to the layer lines of the cam and follower being laid down horizontally, that essentially locked the two together when the button was depressed. The chamber can still rotate when you depress the button + help it along with a finger, but the same thing happens on the return stroke. The chamber should rotate fully with help from the spring mechanism, but it just sorts of jams itself. The container itself was well thought out with sufficient tolerances, but unfortunately, it was let down by the cam and follower mechanism, which was it's main pull factor.
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0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
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Other Issues:it did not rotate
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sorry to hear, but the print looks good. It may need some rotations and manual turning before rotating by itself. Adding lubrication can also help.
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i may be missing something, but when assembled it does not seem to want to rotate
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I'm with you. I mean, I have to manually move it inside while I press the "button"
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Replying to @joshua.adkisson :
Sorry to hear... Maybe try adding some grease to the mechanism. Sometimes you need to press the spring back from the button, if it is not strong enough.
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Can someone upload a video or animated GIF to demonstrate how the button/rotation is supposed to work?
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What an amazing design. Great job!
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Thank you!
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0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
Very innovative design but the mechanism is a little finicky(even with lubrication). Might need a bit more resolution as it still catched at the end when the button is released
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0.2mm layer, 2 walls, 15% infill
Printed nicely
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Prints fine but as others have said does not work at all. I don't even understand how it's supposed to rotate given it moves nowhere when pressed. Waste of filament and time.
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The button in the middle moves downwards by flexing the lower part. It has pins attached, that rotate the inner container by following a cam profile.
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lol what a bad design. this thing does not rotate. waist of my fillament. u approach the guy and he sends u a lol ok. he should edit or delete the design.
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