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Steampunk Single Digit Nixie Clock II

Screwless Sharpie Holding Gondola for Drawbot

by Bluemetal, published

Steampunk Single Digit Nixie Clock II
Screwless Sharpie Holding Gondola for Drawbot by Bluemetal Aug 19, 2012
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To hold a standard Sharpie Fine Point Pen without need for screws and to be able to cap the pen without taking it out of the gondola.


Use it in conjunction with i-make-robots Drawbot:


The tip of the pen should stick out of the bottom just 5 or 6 mm, so the gondola does not "swing" before moving the pen. The pen holder has a stop on the inside at the right depth. The two side "arms" hold it in place.

The V shape at the bottom can be useful for extra weight (in case your steppers can take it).

SketchUp file is attached for you editing pleasure.

Pictures are from a previous version - now the pen sits a bit further down for better contact in more vertical setups.

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