Wodden Gears Dishwasher Indicator

by BozarthPrime, published

Wodden Gears Dishwasher Indicator by BozarthPrime Mar 19, 2013


Kinda-sorta steampunk but also just fun. Mostly just gears for gears sake and why not over-engineer a dirty/clean dishwasher sign?

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Does anyone have a functional STL model of this?

This is pretty awesome!

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Step the first: take the large gear, the smallest gear, and the medium gear without the lever hole and glue them together like in the picture. I used a nut and bolt to keep them in align while drying. The smallest gear serves no purpose other than to make the largest gear stand off as to not hit the screw head of the gear in the middle (it also keeps with the theme and looks cool).

2: glue the dirty and clean plaques to the large gear upside-down form one another.

3: Glue the two spacer layers to the back of the main plaque. The one with the two holes should be the one that is exposed on the back when all is said and done.

4: put the bolts through the gears and loosely attach the nuts so they can still spin. (I think I used 6-32 bolts but I am not sure. I used what fit from the pile). Cut the bolts down if needed.

5: dab some super glue on the ends of the bolts to lock the nuts in place.

6: glue magnets in place in the holes on the back (optional: cover with felt to prevent scratching)

7: learn how magnets work. (answer: they are dug from deep in the ground and are thusly still full of gravity (I am joking))

8: glue a lever into the hole on the crank gear. I used a bit of small copper tubing.

Note that I was using gap-filling super glue. I am not sure how well this wold work with your standard super glue so you may want to track some down (any of your local hobby stores) or use some other gap-filling glue


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south2012 on Apr 21, 2014 said:

Does anyone have a functional STL model of this?

raster on Mar 19, 2013 said:

This is pretty awesome!