Gateway Arch Block Toy
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Full Name Harry Hunnicutt
Location Dexter Michigan
Company Independent Contractor
FilenameDownloadsSizeUploaded
GATEWAY_ARCH_KEYSTONE.stl833598 kBon 29/4/16 Download
GA_ISO_01.jpg100423 kBon 29/4/16 Download
GATEWAY_ARCH_BASE_2nd_500.stl797111 kBon 29/4/16 Download
GATEWAY_ARCH_BASE_CTR_500.stl742101 kBon 29/4/16 Download
GATEWAY_ARCH_BASE_OUT_500.stl761119 kBon 29/4/16 Download
GATEWAY_ARCH_BLOCK_01_500.stl771221 kBon 29/4/16 Download
GATEWAY_ARCH_BLOCK_02_500.stl696200 kBon 29/4/16 Download
GATEWAY_ARCH_BLOCK_03_500.stl717231 kBon 29/4/16 Download
GATEWAY_ARCH_BLOCK_04_500.stl744238 kBon 29/4/16 Download
GATEWAY_ARCH_BLOCK_05_500.stl885262 kBon 29/4/16 Download
GATEWAY_ARCH_BLOCK_06_500.stl719297 kBon 29/4/16 Download
GATEWAY_ARCH_BLOCK_07_500.stl859381 kBon 29/4/16 Download
GATEWAY_ARCH_BLOCK_08_500.stl781461 kBon 29/4/16 Download
Description
Scale model of the Gate way arch/ Scale is 1/500 for the outside profile. The thickness is scaled up from that by 2.5 to make a good block toy. THe outside curve is a "weighted catenary). The equation of the outside curve is at full scale is : y(x) = -A*cosh(x/A) + B. A = 101.47. B = 716.77. There are 17 blocks and five base pieces. It is slightly tricky to assemble, but is stable after assembly. Something here for all ages.
Instructions
Print. Snap together the base. The bottom blocks fits to the base with tow bosses on the base fitting two holes in each base block. The holes are too small. I used a tapered reamer to get a precision fit to snap the bottom block onto the base. One way to assemble is to stack up each side ah high as you can without it falling over. The assemble the remaining blocks and carefully place these on on leg and then the other. Trickey but not too hard.
License
Attribution - Creative Commons
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