Tesla Turbine V2
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Mostly just because I wanted to, but also because 8 1/4in bearing-balls are about 60cents versus 3 bucks per ball bearing(from McMasterCar, not the cheapest, I know). I want to develop cheap printable ball bearings as well. I think parts could be built like this 90% of the time. This weekend I'm going to print one out and get some ball bearings to test it. If it works well I'll make a post for my ball bearing design, in metric rather than imperial.
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2. Thread the box for whatever you plan to use to pressurize the turbine.
3. Put half of the disks and spacers on each half of the shaft.
4. Attach the two halves of the shaft together.
5. Put the 8 ball bearings on one of the caps and put the shaft on.
6. Thread the bolts through the holes on each corner and attach the box.
7. Put the rest of the ball bearings on the shaft.
8. Put the other cap on and thread the nuts on to finish the turbine.
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