Loading

3Oz Nickel Weight

by UechiMike, published

3Oz Nickel Weight by UechiMike Aug 19, 2012
0 Share
Download All Files

Thing Apps Enabled

Order This Printed View All Apps

Tags

License

3Oz Nickel Weight by UechiMike is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution license.

Use This Project

Give a Shout Out

If you print this Thing and display it in public proudly give attribution by printing and displaying this tag.

Print Thing Tag

Thing Statistics

2731Views 416Downloads Found in Robotics

Summary

I needed a tidy counterweight for my Drawbot. I tried designing some different cantilevered pen holders with little success but did learn some stuff along the way. First the basic pen holder works good with about 3 oz of weight hanging off it it for a sharpie. Second, as well as the ball bearings work- i'd rather use them for something else.

I threw this together with the intention of filling it with sand - but like half the the stuff on the internet the weight per cc was off but 2x on the site I found it on. Fortunately for me the design I came up with is also the perfect size for a stack of nickels.

Instructions

1) Print:
2) Fill with nickels (but not up to the very top)
3) Screw M5-10 screw through the hole in the lid and thread a nut onto the back.
4) Generously apply acetone and glue the lid on.

I looked on Amazon for 3 Oz fishing weights but they wanted $7.95 for 5 of them - this is far cheaper.

Once the glue has set I used a little piece of monofilament to hang it off the pen holder. The monofilament should loop around the screw and hang over the front. I'm able to print on a completely vertical surface with this now.

More from Robotics

view more

All Apps

3D Print your file with 3D Hubs, the world’s largest online marketplace for 3D printing services.

App Info Launch App

This App connects Thingiverse with Makeprintable, a cloud-based mesh repair service that analyzes, validates and repairs most common mesh errors that can occur when preparing a 3D design file for p...

App Info Launch App

Kiri:Moto is an integrated cloud-based slicer and tool-path generator for 3D Printing, CAM / CNC and Laser cutting. *** 3D printing mode provides model slicing and GCode output using built-in...

App Info Launch App
KiriMoto Thing App

With 3D Slash, you can edit 3d models like a stonecutter. A unique interface: as fun as a building game! The perfect tool for non-designers and children to create in 3D.

App Info Launch App

Gave this a whirl. Really bounced around alot for me. BUT, I'm just getting started with a drawbot, so I'm not ruling out any of my other "engineering"

Brilliant idea

I tried a few plots with this today. It worked OK with the really simple pen holder but it does wobble a bit. I think I need better fixed weight. New pen holder coming soon - hate those screws.

I'm working on a better gondola - stay tuned. The weight should work well with that one too. If I had a laser cutter the gondola would be a no brainer...but I don't.

What about dead AA batteries?

That's a great idea - unfortunately I have all rechargeable AA on hand

Top