Living Hinge Bouncy Ball

Made by mmong

I want to use living hinges to make a curved surface which still has some spring to it by turning hard materials into soft materials to form a bouncy ball out of wood.

Created: December 10th, 2017



I have been wanting to use living hinges in unusual ways for a while and one of those ways is making a bouncy ball with them. 



In order to create a bouncing ball out of wood I would need to utilize two types of living hinge patterns. One pattern would allow for movement in all directions and make the wood act like a fabric to create a sphere out of wood. The second pattern would provide the tension to allow the ball to bounce by only allowing movement in one direction before attempting to return to the original state.   


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