Ellipsograph Do-Nothing Machine 3D print model

Working Ellipsograph, accurately modeled and ready for use in CAD, CGI, and 3D printing applications. Modeled in Autodesk Inventor and Carrara Studio and provided in multiple file formats. Also called a Do-Nothing Machine and the Trammel of Archimedes. Turn the crank, and the knob traces an ellipsoidal path as the shuttles reciprocate within the base. A perfect desktop fidget toy to create with your 3D printer. Fully-functional and constructed entirely of 3D-printed parts - no bearings, pins, or screws required.

Physical dimensions: 7.50 x 6.00 x 2.50 in

Model specifications:

  • Objects: 8
  • Facets: 52,008
  • Textures: 1

Wood texture is included in PSD, BMP, and JPG formats. Texture size is 1,024 x 1,024 px.

All objects are provided in 6 file formats:

  • .STP (general solid model for CAD)
  • .SAT (general solid model for CAD)
  • .STL (general surface model for CGI and 3D printing)
  • .OBJ (general surface model for CGI and 3D printing)
  • .3DS (general surface model for CGI and 3D printing)
  • .CAR (Carrara Studio scene)

Included is a Read Me text file (.TXT format) detailing the physical dimensions and quantities of all parts required for the assembly. Also included is a viewable 3d model (.DWF format) to assist you with assembly - open using Autodesk Design Review (download for free).


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    3D model formats
    • 3D Studio (.3ds)1.64 MB
    • OBJ (.obj, .mtl)2.46 MB
    • 3D ACIS (.sat)362 KB
    • Stereolithography (.stl)548 KB
    • STEP (.stp)249 KB
    • Textures 3.57 MB
    3D model details
    • Publish date2020-01-11
    • Model ID#2229699