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PVC pipe construction set, ver.2
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Parts designed to use multiple lengths of 1/2 inch Schedule 40 PVC pipe for greater strength and rigidity.
Also may be used with wooden dowels (of appropriate size) if the use of PVC offends your sensibilities.
ABS recommended; scale to fit the PVC pipe available in your area.
Once parts are screwed into the pipes the objects are surprisingly strong. Could be useful for creating machine mock-ups before committing to cut aluminum extrusion.
Sample images show painted parts to provide better contrast (I used natural ABS which didn't photograph well).
The black part is from the original PVC pipe construction set.
Designed with TinkerCad.
UPDATE: 21-Jul-15: A few parts require supports; be very careful...there are many pointy bits and you will bleed.
A ratchet-style PVC pipe cutter is a good investment if you like clean cuts on the pipe. A chamfer on the ends will allow easier assembly.
Because of layer orientation, some parts may separate if the fit is too snug. Sandpaper is your friend.
Updated files with simpler screw locations will be forthcoming.
UPDATE 31-Jul-15: The parts are attached with small sheet metal screws; I drilled 2mm pilot holes for them.
UPDATE 10-Aug-15: Added part ("T-Bone") to allow simple t-junction.
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