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Offline THUNDER

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My Visco Machine
« on: July 02, 2013, 10:08:06 PM »
It's about time I put some effort into this forum. It's important that we all share are designs and ideas, for more efficient construction and for safety. Anyway all that aside, here is my visco machine.


The frame is made out of 65mmx20mm pine, recycled from fence pickets.

Two tracer threads feed into the funnel to draw the powder/granules through.

The smaller plastic funnel is a thingo they put on the end of tubes like liquid nails, silicone etc, you can get them from bunning for free.

Both turntables are made of lego, hold 8 spindles of thread each.

The pulleys that guild the fuse onto the roll are ceramic insulators.

The motors are Lego nxt servos, basically 9v DC engines in a plastic case with gears.

Both turntables spin at 160 rpm, in the opposite direction.


It makes really reliable fuse with a tight twist, best of all it cost me nothing to build because I already had the lego from when I was a kid and the posts where in the shed.

If you have any questions feel free to ask,


Thunder.
« Last Edit: July 06, 2013, 08:15:11 PM by Astroboy »

Offline THUNDER

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Re: My Visco Machine
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2013, 10:10:47 PM »
I will put more photos up soon, sorry for the sore neck on that one. Also note not all the thread is there because I just took this photo and I'm ordering in more.


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Re: My Visco Machine
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2013, 10:55:24 PM »
Nice,

I like the idea of using lego, it really solves some of the most difficult aspects of building a visco machine.
I've built a version 1.0, but it doesn't run yet, I think a rebuild is in order, using some of your ideas.
Unfortunately I haven't got any lego so I'll have to do it the hard way.

Have you got any photos of the finished fuse yet; it would be great to see

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Re: My Visco Machine
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2013, 10:59:26 PM »
Well done for a great and well designed machine, Thunder!