WENDOs are versatile DIY holders designed by GRAVITYSHAPES and almost as extensive as a Swiss pocket knife. This WENDO set (version 2.0) contains 3D print data for WENDOs in sizes S, M, L and XL. There are two standard external shapes (round and spiky) as well as various accessories (inserts) for e.g. tealights or glasses (with threaded parts for several everyday glasses such as small and large spice jars, jam, silver onion, spice cucumber and sauced glasses).
Thus, a 3D printer can print WENDOs, e.g. as a tealight holder, flower vase, pencil holder, plant pot or for various other stuff. WENDOs can also be rotated 180 degrees so that e.g. tealights or your own vases can also be placed into the WENDO.
The WENDO version 2.0 included here has an ideal double ring system. This makes the objects easy to use for new purposes without having to be disassembled. The inner ring (accessory) is simply exchanged with another threaded part, a tealight holder or a floor plate, and the WENDO can be used for something new.
Equipment: All four WENDO sizes are included in the download package. Each WENDO size has its own accessories. The XL-WENDO has e.g. most threaded rings, since it can hold even larger glasses. The smallest WENDO (S), however, is more suitable only as a tealight holder. The size M is already suitable for small spice jars. The size L for small and large spice jars as well as jam jars etc. Teelights can be used with all WENDO sizes. The set consists of 41 different STL data.
Standard shapes: The WENDOs of sizes S, M and L can be built in round as well as in spiky shape. The XL-WENDO is only available in round. (The spiky shape part of the size L could – without scaling (!) -, however, possibly also fit with XL. Both have 2.85 mm connections.)
Own shapes: Some WENDO sizes are also designed in such a way that it is also possible to use raw 3D printing filaments, instead of printing the outside shape. In the holes of size XL and L fits 2.85 mm thick filament, in the holes of size S 1.75 mm thick filament. This is ideal, to create a own exterior form with for example old filament. If you are creative, make a shape mold with e.g. clay and then melt the raw filament into the mold with a blow dryer. This allows you to easily design your own individual shapes, while still using your old filament in a new way (upcycling).
Printing and assembling: Each standard WENDO consists of 63 (the XL of 83) parts. They need a ground ring, a double ring, one of the accessories (for a glass or tealight etc.) as well as 60 Shapesticks for the outside (“Shapestick” round or spiky, or your own shapesticks – see info above). The XL-WENDO, on the other hand, is the only one made of 80 instead of 60 shapesticks. If the print result is optimal, all parts can be simply inserted into one another.
Standard WENDO sizes (assembled):
Round shape – Size S: Approx. 8.8 x 8.8 x 7.4 cm (also suitable for 1.75 mm filament)
Round shape – Size M: Approx. 10.8 x 10.8 x 9.1 cm
Round shape – Size L: Approx. 18 x 18 x 15 cm (also suitable for 2.85 mm filament)
Round shape – Size XL: Approx. 21.8 x 21.8 x 18 cm (also suitable for 2.85 mm filament)
Spiky shape – Size S: Approx. 14.6 x 14.6 x 9.5 cm (also suitable for 1.75 mm filament)
Spiky shape – Size M: Approx. 18 x 18 x 11.7 cm
Spiky shape – Size L: Approx. 23.2 x 23.2 x 15.1 cm (also suitable for 2.85 mm filament)
Spiky shape – size XL: no separate outer part, but the size L should fit (also suitable 2.85 mm filament)
- Think before printing, for what you want to use a WENDO. For example, if you have a glass, first find a suitable inner ring for it (double ring accessory). A large spice cucumber is e.g. only possible with the XL. The values in the filename (like 37.9_mm_Klein-Gewürzglas) call the diameter at the thread as well as a reference (in German language), where you can found such glasses. Sometimes a thread fits perfectly, sometimes you have to press a little.
- If you do not find a suitable ring for your glass, then look for another glass. Many glasses have the same (standardized) diameters. There should therefore certainly be a glass to which there is also a suitable ring.
- WENDO prints of size S, M and L are best with 0.1 mm layer. WENDOs of size XL with 0.2 mm layer. Then it should be easy to put the parts together without problems. With optimal 3D printing is not much pressure needed or glue necessary and they still hold together very well.
- If a shapestick does not fit into a hole, use a lighter to shape the connector. Just press the lighter over the connection end and press the end with the fingers slightly into shape until it fits into the hole.
More links to this 3D printing model:
> Object info in the portfolio
> Purchase a printed object
About the 3D download print data:
Included STL files: 41
WENDO Sizes: S, M, L and XL
Model version: 2.0
License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Printed 3D objects in the photos:
Sizes: S, M, L and XL
Material: PLA (black), Wood-PLA (green)
Layer: 0.1 mm (S-L), 0.2 mm (XL)