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Geared Heart Message Pendant is a little late for this Valentines Day, and quite early for the next Valentines Day, in the meantime it's a great way to express your feelings to your whomever!

Inspired by a CAD tutorial appearing in one of my suggested video feeds (the CAD model appearing in the tutorial was quite elegant, but it was just a model and not designed for 3D printing or assembly), this model is easy to 3D print and assemble.

As usual, I probably forgot a file or two or who knows what else, so if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to point them out as I do make mistakes in plenty.

Designed using Autodesk Fusion 360, sliced using Cura 3.5.1, and printed in PLA on an Ultimaker 2+ Extended and an Ultimaker 3 Extended.

Step 1: Print and Prepare the 3D Printed Parts.

Picture of Print and Prepare the 3D Printed Parts.

I printed one each of all 3D printed parts at .1mm layer height with 50% infill.

Prior to assembly, I test fit and trimmed, filed, sanded, etc. all parts as necessary for smooth movement of moving surfaces, and tight fit for non moving surfaces. If you decide to make your own Geared Heart Message Pendant, depending on the colors you chose, your printer model and your printer settings, more or less trimming, filing and/or sanding may be required. I carefully filed all edges that contacted the build plate to make absolutely certain that all build plate "ooze" was removed and that all edges were smooth. I used small jewelers files and plenty of patience to perform this step.