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Mechanical Hairpin [message #70742] Mon, 01 July 2013 01:19 UTC Go to next message
avatar ceramicwombat  is currently offline ceramicwombat
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My Mechanical Hairpin arrived this week in Royal Blue, Hot Pink, and Black Strong & Flexible. This is the fourth iteration of this model, as the clearances between the six gears had to be tweaked so that they were neither too loose nor fused together. The six gears work in unison to move the three prongs at the head of the hairpin. The prongs hold flowers in place, even when the hairpin is turned upside down.

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The Hot Pink version moved freely when it arrived. The Royal Blue and Black versions were bound up with powder when they arrived, but I was able to free them by running the head under warm water while gently working the prongs back and forth. I worked the prongs back and forth several times to free trapped powder, and they now move as intended.

Edit: I have added a video of the mechanism working here.

[Updated on: Thu, 04 July 2013 23:07 UTC]

Re: Mechanical Hairpin [message #70750 is a reply to message #70742 ] Mon, 01 July 2013 06:23 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That's neat! Do you have a video showing how the mechanism works?


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Re: Mechanical Hairpin [message #70766 is a reply to message #70742 ] Mon, 01 July 2013 14:19 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Mechanical and hair sounds potentially painful. Lovely results though!


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Re: Mechanical Hairpin [message #70787 is a reply to message #70766 ] Mon, 01 July 2013 20:44 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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@denali3ddesign Thanks! No, I don't have a video yet of the mechanism in action. I ran out of good light while taking pictures, and central Michigan has been under a constant cloud since then. As soon as I have some sunshine and an extra set of hands I'll make a video.

@Youknowwho4eva Thanks for thinking it's lovely! The mechanism doesn't move when it is holding flowers and I haven't had any hair entrapment incidents with the test subject yet. I'll have to give the extra two hairpins away to other friends so they can test it and see if entanglement will be an issue.
Re: Mechanical Hairpin [message #70917 is a reply to message #70787 ] Wed, 03 July 2013 20:28 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The mechanic is awesome! Really great design!

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Re: Mechanical Hairpin [message #70947 is a reply to message #70742 ] Thu, 04 July 2013 12:41 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Love these! They are perfect for the wedding marketplace.
Re: Mechanical Hairpin [message #70951 is a reply to message #70947 ] Thu, 04 July 2013 13:11 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: Mechanical Hairpin [message #70997 is a reply to message #70742 ] Thu, 04 July 2013 23:10 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks!

I have added a video of the mechanism working at http://youtu.be/BePjwi0kzOw
Re: Mechanical Hairpin [message #71096 is a reply to message #70997 ] Sat, 06 July 2013 15:27 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Clever design. Smile Thanks for the video!


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Re: Mechanical Hairpin [message #71122 is a reply to message #70742 ] Sun, 07 July 2013 06:53 UTC Go to previous message
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Oh man, that is super cool looking!

I'm impressed!

Thanks for sharing the design!

 
   
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