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Gear Painting

by Snille, published

Gear Painting by Snille Nov 14, 2011

Description

This is a DIY art. This was one of the first project I printed on my 3D-Printer. Just a really cool thing to have. :)

This is how it looks live: youtube.com/watch?v=G-c5_IVQEhE

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Hi, I'm sorry. I don't have a clue. I just printed and didn't think of measuring at all. At the time I was impressed that the printer could produce fully working gears. That sure was a long time ago... :)

Nice Thing! Can you tell us, how much Filament you used for the whole projekt? (im meters or kg)

Hej David,

Jag har skickat e-post till dig men inte h
ört något.
Kom det inte fram?

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License

GNU - GPL
Gear Painting by Snille is licensed under the GNU - GPL license.

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Instructions

Basically, print all the parts. You will need to print some trays more the once. Buy the things needed and assemble. It's the printing that takes time. :)

See: youtube.com/watch?v=MdmeISs9jdk

The motor: I used an old cam timer motor: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cam_timer
But anything with a low gear will work. All depending on what speed you want of course.

You can read the full story here: snille.net/index.php?info=gear-painting

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ToScH on Jan 21, 2014 said:

Nice Thing! Can you tell us, how much Filament you used for the whole projekt? (im meters or kg)

Snille on Jan 21, 2014 said:

Hi, I'm sorry. I don't have a clue. I just printed and didn't think of measuring at all. At the time I was impressed that the printer could produce fully working gears. That sure was a long time ago... :)

peter_ on Dec 8, 2011 said:

beautiful!

peter_ on Dec 8, 2011 said:

also, did you build your huxley from a kit? if so, which one did you choose? it looks great!

Anonymous on Dec 8, 2011 said:

Hall
Ã¥.
Har några frågor ang. din 3d printer.
Kan du maila david.engstrom at gmail.com

Tack

/Dl

Snille on Dec 14, 2011 said:

Hej David,

Jag har skickat e-post till dig men inte h
ört något.
Kom det inte fram?

Anonymous on Dec 3, 2011 said:

wow, this is fab !! how much ?? I don't have 3d printer ...

Anonymous on Dec 3, 2011 said:

answer please, [email protected]

skuba on Nov 21, 2011 said:

Ive seen some glow in the dark PLA/ABS filament out there. Its expensive but it would add another cool element to this piece if you could control the lighting independently of the gear movement!

Snille on Nov 21, 2011 said:

That could definitely spice things up! :)

Anonymous on Nov 17, 2011 said:

Have you tried any square gears?

Snille on Nov 17, 2011 said:

Hehe, nope. I kept it simple. I was thinking of making it in two layers. Then it would have been posible to do some really fancy gears. But maybe next time. Or maybe someone else make it... :)

Greymantalker on Nov 15, 2011 said:

As a matter of interest.... if folks also posted DXF files....then us poor folk with only a laser

engraver could also "print" gears...

Your gears look cool.... but I'll bet you never made 'em from thin wood strips...

thx,
GMT

Snille on Nov 15, 2011 said:

Agreed. :) This is the reason I publish everything. You can find all gears in the sketchup file. Then you can export to whatever you want. :)

And you are right, I've never made any gears from wood. But it would be cool to do! :)

Gav on Nov 15, 2011 said:

That's simply gorgeous! Nice work!

faberdasher on Nov 15, 2011 said:

Hypnotic and inspiring! :)

Zomboe on Nov 15, 2011 said:

Completely awesome! I love those gear designs.

theodleif on Nov 15, 2011 said:

Is that 3mm filament that goes into your bowden extruder? How do you prevent ooze from it? With a special firmware?

SayNoToMakerbot on Nov 15, 2011 said:

I have a bowden machine and fought ooze for six months until I changed my hotend and was able to print at a much lower temperature which got rid of all the ooze.

This was printed with a 3mm bowden cable http://www.thingiverse.com/der...

Snille on Nov 15, 2011 said:

Hi,

Nope it's actually 1.75mm through bowden but the machine is a Huxley eMaker. And it has its own firmware and version of protface. :-)

Lenbok on Nov 14, 2011 said:

Very cool! Needs a spiral gear for extra hypnotic effect. :)

efinkg on Nov 14, 2011 said:

Very cool!

watsdesign on Nov 14, 2011 said:

lovely!

It reminds me, some years ago I collected all the gears I can find in "correction tape roller" or in electronic stuff; and finally use all of them in a similar kinetic sculpture for an art project.
But what could have been done if I had a 3Dprinter at this time... ^^

Shahzade on Nov 14, 2011 said:

this looks really cool. good work!

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