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Automatterfly [message #60646] Thu, 24 January 2013 05:49 UTC Go to next message
avatar Whystler  is currently offline Whystler
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I've been working on this on and off for a couple of weeks. It's a caged automata butterfly. I think it will "fly".

I just thought I'd post it for comment before I send it off for printing in WSF. All separations are at least .5mm ... anything very close will be .5mm, like when a bar goes through a hole, or the closest distance between gears, for example. For scale reference, the whole piece is about 13.5 cm tall.

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I'd be interested in what you think Smile

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[Updated on: Thu, 24 January 2013 18:48 UTC]


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Re: Automatterfly [message #60647 is a reply to message #60646 ] Thu, 24 January 2013 05:51 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Whystler  is currently offline Whystler
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another render:

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Re: Automatterfly [message #60648 is a reply to message #60647 ] Thu, 24 January 2013 05:52 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Whystler  is currently offline Whystler
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and another render:

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Re: Automatterfly [message #60670 is a reply to message #60646 ] Thu, 24 January 2013 13:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Awesome! Surprised


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Re: Automatterfly [message #60678 is a reply to message #60670 ] Thu, 24 January 2013 16:00 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks Virtox Smile This is why I would love to have a gold/brass tinted alumide!

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Re: Automatterfly [message #60708 is a reply to message #60678 ] Thu, 24 January 2013 19:13 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Good to see you back again Whystler - your models from a couple of years ago are really something that grabbed my attention to find out where the limits are.

And this model is another of those!

Something I found out with various chainmaille attempts in WSF is that depending on the surrounding geometry, predominantly wire thickness, is that the gap can be as small as 0.2mm without parts totally fusing. Some fusing happens, but with a wiggle or ten everything frees up ok.

When your Automatterfly works out, be sure to advertise it as Steampunk (because it totally is)

Paul
Re: Automatterfly [message #60772 is a reply to message #60708 ] Fri, 25 January 2013 16:11 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks Paul,

That's good info about WSF tolerances having some flexibility. I might have to redesign if my test print is too loose.

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Re: Automatterfly [message #60781 is a reply to message #60772 ] Fri, 25 January 2013 18:08 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That's pretty cool looking. I'd like to see it in action! Very Happy

Since I have you here I thought I should let you know, in case you don't already, Nuvera suffered a pretty hard crash and you may have to go through your stuff to make sure it survived. It sucks too because things were really starting to pick up over there. :/

Cheers!
Miaka
Re: Automatterfly [message #61009 is a reply to message #60781 ] Tue, 29 January 2013 05:34 UTC Go to previous message
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Ack, Miaka ... I'll have to carve out some time to do that... somehow.

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