Gyro the Cube
An original design by Virtox
A kinetic sculpture
inspired by the unlimited freedom of 3d printing,
it wobbles and turns with a slight movement of the hand.
Now give it a good spin or puff of air and it erupts in erratic and wild behavior.
Watch the video to see it go!
At the dawn of consumer 3d printing it was accused of being fake
and simply dismissed as impossible
Seriously, check out the Youtube comments
for a good laugh!
For some real reviews, read comments on the bottom of this page.
After a little over 5 years, Gyro the Cube can be considered a classic in 3d printing
And it is now more affordable
This is the 5cm / 2" version.
See the Gyro the Forms
section for other shapes and sizes, including key-fobs
available separately, or get the complete set below!Instructions
It is composed of four concentric cubes, each one spinning around a different axis.
The model needs some minor assembly after you receive it.
Each inner cube has two knobs which need to be placed into the corresponding clamps in the parent cube. It's easiest to start with the inner most and continue outward.
And then... spin it away !Note
Do not be alarmed if your cube will not run smoothly at first!
Because of minor variations as a result of the printing process,
some need to wear in a little but will loosen up very quickly.
In the example video I am blowing on it to make it move, it's that smooth.
Be a little careful with (the assembly of) the Metallic plastic
version as this material is a little less flexible and robust than the Strong & Flexible materials.Get a complete set.
Alumide Gyro the Cube with White standOr get a matching set, both Gyro the Cube and Stand: in Coral Red in Hot Pink in Royal Blue in Violet Purple in Alumide in Polished WhiteGyro the Cube
Blowing minds since 2009