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OCTA GEAR [message #23443] Fri, 04 February 2011 17:32 UTC Go to next message
avatar jsp7707  is currently offline jsp7707
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This is a project I designed for a cad class several years ago. Finally gathered the funds to get it printed. The gears are placed on the faces of an octahedron and projected onto a sphere. I am also using little RC bearings in the gears for smoother operation.

It's really cool to finally hold this. Right now it is not for sale. If someone is interested in buying this please email me.

Enjoy the photos. I'll be uploading a youTube video soon.

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Re: OCTA GEAR [message #23445 is a reply to message #23443 ] Fri, 04 February 2011 17:44 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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That's beautiful! Do the gears turn smoothly?


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Re: OCTA GEAR [message #23457 is a reply to message #23445 ] Sat, 05 February 2011 03:10 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar jsp7707  is currently offline jsp7707
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The gears were a little tight to start, but the more I play with it the looser and easier it spins...
Re: OCTA GEAR [message #23464 is a reply to message #23457 ] Sat, 05 February 2011 15:47 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Looks really cool! =D Do you have a video of it working?


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Re: OCTA GEAR [message #23524 is a reply to message #23443 ] Mon, 07 February 2011 18:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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look very nice,
very high tech.....
Does it realy run smouth,
Can't be easy to design something like this...
Well done


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Re: OCTA GEAR [message #23542 is a reply to message #23524 ] Tue, 08 February 2011 05:25 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar noesis  is currently offline noesis
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That's really awesome! So what did you use for the bearings? I always forget to think about including things in my designs that aren't printed but added later! Now my wheels are spinning (no pun intended), what thing could I make with bearings? Smile

Edit: Missed the part about RC Bearings above Smile

[Updated on: Tue, 08 February 2011 05:26 UTC]

Re: OCTA GEAR [message #23552 is a reply to message #23542 ] Tue, 08 February 2011 13:15 UTC Go to previous message
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The bearing are from BOCA BEARINGS.
The have a value pack, 10 for $8.99
http://www.bocabearings.com/productdetail.aspx?ItemID=9311&a mp;ProductSubGroupID=101

 
   
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