Quick note: 02/04/2021 -> I've added an updated manual for the updated gift cards 1 and 2 V2 which includes all the additional parts.
You can chose to print the 2 gift cards to give them to someone as a gift or to just assemble it yourself and relive some of your childhood. You can also print all the parts separately so you don't have to remove any card material. The whole car can be assembled without the need for any glue.
The print time for gift card 1 (the one with the most parts) is about 4 hours. The print time for gift card 2 (the one with the wheels) is about 2 hours. It's recommended to print the cards with a 100 percent infill because there isn't that much of a difference with 25 percent infill and the print time is about the same. Another reason for 100 percent infill is that the spring is being printed better. I tried to arrange all the parts on the card so that it is possible to print the 2 cards in 2 different colors and still look good (eg: not 1 wheel on one card and the 3 others on the other card).
The original idea to make a 3D-printable gift card came from the Christmas reindeer model that I saw on a website. I thought it would be very nice to design a gift card with some mechanical pieces so you could show people what is possible with 3D-printing (combination of gears, springs, clickers). Everything is build up from scratch. Mainly because all the parts had to be relatively flat in order for it to become a card.
The fusion 360 source file option includes these formats:
-.zip (containing .ipt and .iam files)
Part list, schematics, code and more info about this project can be found here
Note: This is not a physical product. When you're purchasing the STL or Fusion 360 source files you will be able to download these files. A physical product will not be send to your address.
All my designs are licensed according to the CC BY-NC-ND license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/