A space captain (princess or otherwise) should never leave port without their trusty sidearm: The Bolide Blaster.
This design is based on the Cheekymandos Missile Launcher (even uses same ammo), and adapted for small hands (larger hands should have no operating issues).
0.438″ OD x 1.875″ L x 3.41lb Max Load Compression Spring – McMaster 9657K340
3D Printer (or printing service)
Print Out Parts
All component files can be found on
Thingiverse, YouMagine, Cults3D, and MyMiniFactory.
4/11/2018 UPDATE: Consolidating the number of places hosting the files. More changes to come, but they’re still available for free.
Material: Ninjaflex Semiflex for ML-MissileHead, PLA for the rest.
Brim: Not necessary, but it might help on BB-Handle. It’s your call.
Supports: Not necessary.
When complete, you’re left with
ML-MissileHead X1 (or however much ammo you want)
ML-MissileBody X1 (see above)
Thread the Spring
Fit the spring in the open end of BB-SpringCylinder, and rotate clockwise. Flex/pop the end under the lip to finish.
Add E6000 glue to BB-Handle and BB-Mount, and press-fit them together. Be sure to avoid getting any glue on the inside of BB-Mount.
Fit inside as shown. Pivot points will seat within recesses.
Add a little E6000 glue to BB-SpringCylinder as shown, and press into the remaining assembly. Do not get any near the spring or trigger!
Pop the head onto the body.
Lock and Load
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For those interested, my project sabbatical is sorta over..? Who knew having two small children in need of constant care and attention would consume all of my free time? In any event, things are percolating in my head and they need to become realities, so work may trickle in now and then.
Also, Autodesk Fusion 360 quietly/secretly released their web version, so that added flexibility will likely help in moving things along as well.