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This mechanical clock demonstrates that 3d-printing is not just for decoration. It's possible to create intelligent, living things.
The clock has an anchor escapement, and a balance-wheel with a spiral spring. The clock shows Seconds, Minutes, and Hours. The winding has a nested planetary gear, which allows that the clock continues to run, while winding up.
Everything is 3d-printed (even the spiral spring), except e few small screws, some metal pins, the cord, and the lead for the weight.
This video shows the clock and the building process (actually with a simpler ratchet-winding):
Designed with Blender. PLA printed with Rapman 3.2.
STL files cover 3 different winding versions:
Rapman 3.2 print settings:
Metal and other parts:
3D printed mechanical Clock with Anchor Escapement by TheGoofy is licensed under the Creative Commons - Attribution - Share Alike license.
So what's this mean?
We're sure TheGoofy would love to see what you've printed - take a photo and share it on Thingiverse as a Make.
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