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Gyro the Cube 3d printed Red in Motion
Red in Motion

Gyro the Cube

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  • 3D printed in Red Strong & Flexible Polished: Pinkish red, richly colored nylon plastic with a smooth finish.
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Gyro the Cube
The original by Virtox

This kinetic sculpture is 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!

Corner stand is available separately.

At the dawn of 3d printing it was accused of being fake, witchcraft or simply impossible.
Seriously, check out the Youtube comments for a good laugh!
But for real product reviews, see the comments on the bottom of this page.

And after a little over 5 years, Gyro the Cube is already considered a classic in 3d printing.

This is the 5cm / 2" version.

Not big enough?
Get the Large (7.5cm / 3" version) version, starting at $50.
Or the Extra Large (10cm / 4" version) one, starting at $100!

Can't live without it?
Why not get a key-fob too?

Still not enough?
Inquire for a custom made version or see the Gyro the Forms section for other shapes and sizes.

The sculpture is composed of four concentric cubes, each one spinning around a different axis.
But it needs to be aligned 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 !

Do not be alarmed if your cube will not run smoothly at first!
Because of minor variations in the 3d printing process,
sometimes a fresh cube needs to wear in a little, but it will loosen up very quickly.
In the example video I am only blowing on it, to make it move, it's that smooth.

Be a little careful with the Metallic plastic version as this material is a little less flexible and robust than the Strong & Flexible materials.

Gyro the Cube
Blowing minds since 2009

What's in the Box
Gyro the Cube
Red Strong & Flexible Polished
5.0 cm
5.0 cm
5.0 cm

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