Jansen Linkage with better pins

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Jansen Linkage with better pins by chriscrewdson Dec 3, 2012
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I liked hugomatic's thing, but it needed pins oriented sideways and separate from the links.


Look at the instructions on hugomatic's thing at http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:12081

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I would love to print this but when I came to make the GCode files
everything went well except for the pins

When I try to load PINS into slicer 1.2.9 it crashes slicer
I downloaded it again incase the download had failed but
I still get the same results

Any ideas?


I would recommend downloading the SCAD file and reexporting the pins STL yourself. I have only used the ReplicatorG slicer and the MakerWare slicer and have not run into issues.

Thanks for the reply

I will have to try to find out how to do that in scad , I have not used it before .
Is it difficult ? I normally use solidworks for cad models

I use OpenSCAD (http://www.openscad.org/). Good docs and there are heaps of tutorials on youtube as well.

I got open scad but no matter what I tried I couldnt get it to produce the pins
but then I found I needed to have also downloaded TBUSERS pins.scad and when I did that
the pins appeared , so all is ok now
Thanks for your help

Printed it at 50%, still works, hard to put together though and it doesn't move as smooth :(

Cool Thing!

One minor bug in the parts - the shortest piece (basically two adjoining rings) should really have one of the pin connector retaining rebates at the opposite side of the hole - it's the only part that terminates two pins coming from opposite sides.

Nice fit.
No cleaning required.
Pins definitely strong.
Print and assemble right off the build platform! So cool !!

Thank you!!