Ferris Wheel Bookshelf

Self-made gadget built with only one multitool machine.

I materialized my original design using only ZMorph 2.0 SX multitool machine. It allowed me to combine 3D printing, CNC cutting, and laser engraving in order to make this unique and useful home decoration.

Eliza Wróbel


Eliza Wrobel likes to travel and always bring back various trinkets from her trips. Instead of buying a shelf for them, she designed and made her own unique and useful interior decoration. It’s far more than just a piece of wood to put her memorabilia on. Using ZMorph 2.0 SX multitool 3D printer, a bunch of screws and 12V electric engine, she has built a Ferris wheel bookshelf that makes an original moving display, which can’t be bought in any store.


The base of the bookshelf is made from 6.5 mm thick CNC-cut plywood puzzles. Each puzzle is engraved with a laser. The whole set of 20 plywood puzzles placed in two rings around the center mechanism creates a tiger-like dimensional pattern. 3D printed parts include shelves, counterweights, a planetary gear mechanism, and the wall mounting. They were all printed with various 1.75 mm PLA filaments with 6% honeycomb infill to make the shelves light but durable.


After joining all parts with screws, Eliza hung her Ferris wheel bookshelf on the wall. When the engine is turned on, the entire construction moves while the shelves keep a perfectly horizontal position. This unique decoration serves as a display cabinet for memorabilia but also allows the author to keep her stuff within a hand’s reach. It also shows that when it comes to self-made decors and gadgets, it’s worth to dream big. With a machine like ZMorph, you can make these dreams come true.