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Articulated Snake

Hello! This is my articulated snake, it is made entirely of jointed segments so it twists around when you hold it. I hope you like it! materials are tinkercad and a 3D printer, and paint or sharpie for finishing touches.

Base Shape

first, create a shape like this. this is the basic part of the design, the whole snake it built of interlocking shapes like this one.

Adding Articulation

Next, put a hole in the end piece and a pole through that. make sure the pole is not touching anything, this is what allows the articulation.

Creating Body

after you have the shape, you can duplicate and interlock it into a movable body. the poles should only touch the edges at the back, so the one it is threaded through can move freely on the pole.

Finishing Up

you can complete the design by adding a head and and piece for the tail. you can use a similar method to make articulated legs and tails for other animals.


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