by MishaT, published
Rendered animation of the gears: youtube.com/watch?v=dtkEyZwuwH4
I'm not going to upload the SolidWorks file because it is frankly a mess of different experimentation, but I uploaded the DXF which should be easy enough to modify with most CAD software.
Update: No more breaking pins!
I've replaced the pins with a simple press fit design. Print two of the Connector Bar v2 or the Curved Connector Bar v2 (same idea, just curved for aesthetics) and snap them together! On a well calibrated printer they should snap together easily and hold tightly with friction.
If they aren't sticking together just add a drop of glue! Warning, these bars are one time use, they will be very hard to pull apart without breaking the pin.
I will keep the original bars on for reference.
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Mine had (if I remember correctly) the ribs from only one line. But it is not a problem - the gears are stiff enough. My only problem was with the hole (versus pin) dimension.
Printed on Prusa i3, slic3r 0.9.10b at 0.7 scale. The holes both in the gears and in the bars came out smaller than the respective counterparts, so I had to adjust them with a knife. Also, two of the teeth were not well connected together - I guess next time I should use the "randomize the starting point" option in order to avoid that weak seam.
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Place the gears onto a connector bar, make sure the gears align as in the pictures, snap in the second bar and enjoy.
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