6 stage Tiny Planetary Gears Set #30Doc Day 26

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6 stage Tiny Planetary Gears Set #30Doc Day 26 by RichRap Jun 28, 2012
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As part of the weekly RepRap 3D printing challenge I decided to make longer bolts for this great gears set, so you can now assemble a 6 stage Planetary Gears Set.

More pictures and info on my Blog Here - http://richrap.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/more-scrap-art-gearboxes-and-panelmax.html


Printout a full set and then as many extra stages as you fancy, assemble in the same manner, adding stages.

I found it useful to have an extra nut on both the start and end last sections to secure everything in place.

It's almost impossible to see the last stage turning... but it is.

It sits pride of place next to my 3D printer and attracts a lot of attention.

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Umm, what happened to all the files here? All that's left is the bolt file.

These are just longer bolts for the original by aubenc, so you can have many more stages. not a lot of point in me adding the other files.

could you post a link?

On the Thing Info page on the Right hand side - remixed from... - http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:23030http://www.thingiverse.com/thi...

Tiny Planetary Gears Set
by aubenc

thanx bro. Printed out two of these now. looking good

I've tried lots of differents settings for printing nuts and bolts, but i can't do it. The thread is too "inflated" and then you can't screw anything on that.
Could you recommend me good print settings for a 0.5 noozzle?

Sorry O:-) I just updated
a href="http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:23030http://www.thingiverse.com/thi..."
my thing
with even longer bolts :-D

Tiny Planetary Gears Set
by aubenc

Great! How many stages? 8?

10 8-) ( 1:1048576 )

Any possibility to post dxf files (made from stl files) for us poor folk with laser engraving machines? I've made a single planetary gearing system on a laserr - fixed sun, rotating

planets and rotating ring gear... it was net as all the planets turned equally together and a new alignment would happen every 240 degrees. The DXF files would be like looking at the end and saving... in the case of a sun gear fixed to a planet "spindle".. it's

would be easy to make a "layered" piece and glue together as the transfer piece to the next set of planet gears. thx GMT

1:4096 !!

Dunno if that's a guinness record (I know, no, it isn't) but I can tell you that I'm gonna taste a guinness beer to celebrate this derivative :)

I'm glad you like it, It's a really great model, thanks for designing it.

I have printed out lots of extra parts just to fiddle with them, long bolts and lots of the coloured nuts just look so cool. 8-)

And I'm very tempted to print a really massive Planetary Gears Set now :)

bre - in reply to RichRap

So great! I wish there was a way to overcome the frinction and turn one side so the other would go 4096 times!