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Gearbug #1

by dustinandrews, published

Gearbug #1 by dustinandrews Sep 29, 2012

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A laser cut mechanical toy based off a planetary gear system.

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Cut from 1/8th MDF or plywood. Red lines are etched artwork and black lines are cuts.

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4 x M3x12 bolts, 4 x M3 nuts and thread locking compound

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4x pn 96082A100 tubular press fit rivets from McMaster-Carr.

Cut out the parts. Run the 4 bolts up from the bottom. Place the big gears around the outside. Place the gear ring inside the big gears. Put the sun gear on the central post. place the 4 planet gears around the sun. Put the top frame on.

If you used bolts, put some lock compound on the nut and screw them down until they a just flush with the top of the bolt. Don't overtighten.

If you used press fit rivets, use a vice (or arbor press) to push the tops into the bottoms. Don't overpress. If you are careful you can seat these rivets with a hammer, but a vice works better.

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Sorry to post, what may consider dumb questions, but I'm a newbie to the world of laser cutting / etching.

1) That thickness of material was used?

2) What are dimensions of bolts used for gear axels?

Thank you, assistance is greatly appreciated!

Cut from 1/8th MDF or plywood. Red lines are etched artwork and black lines are cuts.
Hardware: 4 x M3x12 bolts, 4 x M3 nuts and thread locking compound

New to the world of laser cutting, so please bear with me here...

1) What thickness of material did you use for this?

2) Dimensions of bolts for gear shafts?

Thanks!

Anyway to get an STL file of this? i would love to print one!

going into c4d as we speak ..watch this space for a 3d version ;)

Great. Can you upload in DXF format?

 Great achievement, but I can not open the file. Svg !!!

 It's Inkscape.I'll upload a PDF as well.

Thank you for the file in pdf. It's ok.

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