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by paulbelcher, published
-------------- Feb. 6th, 2013-------------------
- Small update*
Solidworks sldprt files have been uploaded for your pleasure. These have not been modified at all and reflect the stl files published earlier. Please, please keep in mind that I'm fairly new at Solidworks, and this was one of the first projects I undertook as a new user. There may be a million better ways to model these parts, but I made do with what I knew at the time. If I modify these sldprt files, I will re-upload. If you modify them and feel your design works more efficiently than this one, would you please be so kind as to send me the sldprt files you created? Just to satisfy my own curiousity - i always like to see other way of doing things - I think that makes me a better designer. My email is [email protected]
This is my version of the Kinekt Gear Ring. This was a project I did for a class at Kishwaukee College, and I think it turned out pretty decent. It doesn't go together very easily, but as you can see from the picture, it does actually go together. I'm still working on this, and any suggestions would be very helpful. I'm not an engineer, so the tolerances are not great, please forgive me...
These files may be updated soon, as I continue to clean up the design.
The picture shown here is a real quick shot and doesn't show the gears cleaned up yet. I took an Xacto blade and carefully trimmed off the flash left over from the printing and now the gear profiles are smoother and turn much better once assembled.
This was a lot of fun or me to draw, I hope anyone who has a chance to print this gets theirs to work as well as mine now does. After use, it gets easier to spin - I think some petroleum jelly might help too with the assembly and to keep everything spinning smoothly.
If anyone's interested, here MODERATION
is a link to a youtube video I did of a similar design. this version used screws to hold the gears in place, rather than the snap in gears that evolved after some trial and error in real life. I just couldn't get the screws to print good enough at the small scale required...
Thanks for looking, sorry for the long description!
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Print 6 of the gear wheels, 2 of the gear meshes and 1 each of the ring top and bottom.Put gear meshes in place, snap gears into the holesand squeeze together the top and bottom ring halves. I'm still perfecting this, so please be gentle with me if yours doesn't go together perfectly... I used a uPrint SE+ printer to print my version. Once I get the Solidworks files to my liking, I will go ahead and upload those too, just so anyone can have the files I worked so hard at. Right now, I'd like to keep them to myself, as I'm wary of the criticism that might (rightly) come with showing my work haha....