Qball by Benoit

 

Qball by Benoit

Qball by Benoit

Benoit’s Qball is a cute little printed-plastic-and-rubber-band creation that snaps back into semi-spherical shape after being deformed. 1  This little gem makes use of only two different printed parts2 plus a number of rubber bands, so it could probably be built into an arbitrarily large springy structure.  I like this one because strikes me as a great conversation starter or desk fidget toy.

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  1. There’s also a lasercuttable version by nikor! []
  2. One that goes over and one that has a bend in it to go under []