Automatic Wire Stripper (ver. 2)

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Automatic Wire Stripper (ver. 2) by oomlout Feb 8, 2009

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When you're building circuits on a breadboard there is nothing more annoying than having to measure, snip, and then strip both ends of each and every piece of wire.

Well perhaps there are greater annoyances but that does not mean that this problem should go un-addressed. Addressed it has become, and if you too have a few stepper motors, a hand-held wire stripper and a bunch of nuts and bolts your life, too, can become easier.

For all of you crying overkill, we do have a small ulterior motive, at oomlout.com we manufacture a number of kits that come with pre-stripped wires hence the need for semi automation. This version is the much improved brethren of version one.

Let's get to stripping. (that doesn't sound quite right)

A video of it in action;

A second video (a little shaky but better at showing the different components)


All the Pieces are cut out of 6mm Acrylic.

There are still a few clearance issues in this version and a degree of tuning will be required.

To better analyze how it all goes together you can download a partial 3d Model from the google 3d Warehouse.

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Hello, I would like to make a tool like this.
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This is awesome. What control method are you using? I would love details of this. I plan on making an automatic wirecutter.

I would really like to build the wire cutter part of this to control a pair of needle nose pliers, but I need the files in something I can use on google sketch up to edit them. I know that there is the partial files on the 3D Wearhouse, but when I open the file it says "File Read Only" Since this is open source can I use this as part of a tool to help improve production of a commercial product? I read the Creative Commons license and I did not see a "Non-Commercial" part. It will not be sold, but only used in house. Please help.
Thank you,

This is so awesome, I can't wait to get some free time and make a copy of this, just to see it in action!