This is a collection of additional designs that are compatible with HexCell. Here is a link to the main HexCell set. If you are interested in printing any of these pieces, you should definitely check the main set first to see what it's about. Since HexCell is a modular system, it's easy to design new cells, joiners, stands or whatever. While I was refining the main set, I tried a lot of different shapes and designs. I ended up with a lot of options, but didn't want to put so many things in the original design that it got confusing to use. So consider this a bonus set with a few of my favorite prototype pieces to choose from. These pieces should all be compatible with anything printed from the original HexCell set. I printed all these pieces so I can confirm they will print ok, but depending on your printer tolerances, bear in mind that you might want to scale the joiners a little larger and the platforms a little smaller so they fit with the cells. In my case, using PLA, I printed the wide joiners at 110%, and the platforms at 97% and had a good fit. (Meaning that things held together, but there is also a little tolerance for some elephant footing or other imprecisions) Also remember that some of these designs are basically prototypes and didn't get the full finishing treatment. In particular, the "virus" and "grill" nuclei pieces are a couple of my favorites as far as looks, but because of the way their support legs come from the back, they can't support much weight without tearing apart at the layer lines. I could refine the design to make it stronger, but decided to move on to other things. I am releasing them as is in case someone else wants to tweak them, or to see if anyone is actually interested in me making revisions of these pieces. Some of the designing was done in Fusion 360 and some was done in FreeCAD. I am including the designs I did in FreeCAD if anyone cares to remix anything from that source. I can pull the Fusion 360 sources upon request. Please post makes and remixes! And if you have suggestions for tweaks you'd be interested in, let me know.
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