All-knowing Magic Compass
Do you have a hard time making decisions, want to know what the future holds or just have a bit of fun?
Behold, the All-knowing Magic Compass!
Pull back the spring-loaded lever and upon release, the pointer will start spinning. Then the answer you have been searching for will be revealed.
Each of the teeth of the gear inside the compass has a different angle ensuring the same amount of force won’t yield the same results each time.
10 second snap assembly
21 different dials
6 pointer designs
Hours of fun
This device was created mainly for fun but it is also a very useful tool to help people with analysis paralysis.
The balanced pointers give fair results even when the compass is in the vertical position or upside down. To change the dials pull on the pointer peg in the center to remove the current dial. You can print just on compass and print as many dials as you like.
It has been designed in a minimalistic style that is easy to print and use. There are guiding shapes inside so you know where to place parts when assembling.
Yes No Maybe, Yes No
Food order takeout/cooking
3D print Success
Where to go – compass
Numbers 1-6 (D6 Dice), Number 1-20 (D20 dice), 0-9 Number generator
Buying Stocks, Crypto
Days of the week
When to do chores/cleaning
Blank dial – so you can make your own
What other dials should we make? Let us know in the comments.
3D PRINTING SETTINGS
The color changes are done in the slicer with a simple layer change. No need for a multi-material 3D printer. The food pieces have 3MF files available where the color changes are preset for you.
I would recommend these settings:
Layer height 0.15 mm
It’s also a good idea to print the spring on the same print bed with one of the larger pieces so the layers on the pegs have some time to cool off before the next layer.
The ones you see in the pictures were printed from PLA filament but other materials would also work. I don’t recommend SLA printing for this model.
The compass is 125 mm in diameter. You can try printing it at a smaller scale but it has been tested only at 100% scale.
Printing settings will vary greatly depending on your specific printer.
People who buy these files can sell the prints as long as they use their own photos and link to us as the creators. Do you like the model and don’t have a 3D printer? There are lots of people who offer 3D printing services these days. Try searching for someone who offers them in your area.
This model was brought to life by Filip from 3Demon. We are a group of modeling and 3d printing enthusiasts based in Prague, Czech Republic. We’ve been making 3D printable models for more than a decade. We make a lot of cosplay accessories but we also make all sorts of interesting 3D models. You can join our community or just look at more of our creations here
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