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1  General Category / Gear Discussions / Re: Animate with a fixed gear on: July 25, 2020, 09:27:12 PM


 Yeah, I have seen all the downloada ble bolts, but I found when searching they were all
set sizes and lengths and such. I think I may be able to offer something a bit easier to use
and more versatile with a lot more options for making the exact bolt or fastener I might
want. That and worm gears, it always bothered me I didnt add those as making them was
a holdup, but for 3d models I think they may be handy.
  Im still experimen ting but Im sure it'll lead me somewhere .. Smiley

Art

I look forward to it, it will be rather exciting to be able to make a bolt the exact size you want it. Good luck..

Steve



2  General Category / Gear Discussions / Re: Animate with a fixed gear on: July 24, 2020, 11:59:52 AM
Steve:

 Ive been amazed at the growth of 3d printing in all materials . When gearotic was designed originall y not much attention was
paid to 3d printing, but now I think Id like to delve into it more. Just got my second fdm ( anycubic), I may yet get a resin printer as well.
Its not hard to find bolt models to print with nuts attached, I think ID like a table of them to quickly make what I want in
proper spec. Perhaps when Im having trouble finding that missing screw with a torque head I coudl quickly pull one form a table
and print it with spec of modified spec.

Well seeing as you bought and own an anycubic product, I have their smaller anycubic photon resin printer, have a guess what I fell over today my son send me the link.. Check out what anycubic are bringing to the market.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGyjsfmkiKY&feature=youtu.be

As a by the by some resources you might like, should keep you busy when you get a free moment lol

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:633534
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2171736
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:126141
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2237437
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3634265
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3837034
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2241487
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:965737
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1259672
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3562511
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:28379
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1686322
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1539466
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3774977
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2239111
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2940213
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1026553
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3094811
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2503337
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:20579
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2142345
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:226065
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4147916
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2926422




3  General Category / Gear Discussions / Re: Animate with a fixed gear on: July 23, 2020, 09:33:42 PM
Hey Art,

I love the God mode folder as well lol. Its amazing when you look at it and see everythin g that's there.

As your mentionin g 3d printers I'm assuming your refering to fdm printers, I don't know how aware you are of the changes that are happening within the Resin Printer market.
There have been a ton of changes there particula rly in the types of resins that are available .

As a by the by, Elegoo Saturn if you look up that particula r resin printer, it has a build platform of 7.55in x 4.72 x 7.87 which is huge, no heres the kicker they have sold out already till September and all for under $500.
https://www.elegoosaturn.com/products/elegoo-saturn-8-9-inch-4k-uv-lcd-3d-printer

Where it gets exciting is the changes in the types of resins now that are available . You can have a look here.. https://monocure3d.com.au/product-category/rapid-tuff-resin/
When you mentioned your coding for a fasteners program.

This crowd in Australia are producing a Tuff resing High Tensile resin which can be machined and pretty much smacked with a hammer. Perfect now for making fasteners particula rly the fancy ones for small projects, modelers are falling over themselve s using this product.

I've made fasteners with my FDM printer and they come out ok but you have to sand and manipulat e post process to make them suitable.
I have done some small fasteners with resin but they easily shatter and break so not really suitable, I purchased some test bottles of the Tuff product and pretty much smack them with a hammer hard and will not turn to dust.

There is resin now also that is water soluble as well as carbon fiber, ceramic resin etc a lot of product that is all geared to making engineeri ng test models which are much more resilient than FDM.
The resin printers are so much faster than FDM as the build speed for volume is already known, eg if I wanted to print a 7 inch tall bolt it would take say 5 hours to complete, and for arguments sake to do the same with an FDM the time is comparabl e. The compariso n ends there in the building of 1.. If you were to say print 4 your FDM of course the time increases pretty much by a factor of 4. Where as a resin printer if your build volume is say 5 x 5 x 5 as an example whether you print 1 or 20 the build time is 5 hours.

The other advantage of resin printers is that the models you can produce are micron accurate. There is virtually no post processin g apart from curing the resin, pretty much no sanding the only places you need to post process is where the supports for your model are.

A couple of pics for you to look at, detail available to you with resin printing and gears designed with Gearotic for the Orrery Im modifying and improving .

As a by the by having an Orrery Gear train would be nice in Gearotic lol....

Cheers and greetings fromt he colonysdo wnunder.
Steve
4  General Category / Gear Discussions / Re: Where is the D Pitch control please? on: July 23, 2020, 09:01:36 PM
Hi Steve:

 I dont think you can, as I designed it I figured one couldn't make a chain, so I made the sprockets
follow published standards to match the chains. I think I got pretty much every sprocket type.. Are
you finding some missing?  Most types as I recall are parametri c so you could simply zoom to a proper
diameter if its a strange sprocket type..

Art


Hey Art ty for the reply, none are missing - I was just looking to make one a particula r size as the shape of the sprocket suited the project I was making. I was laser cutting an Orrery and needed a gear to make a manual crank handle so a smaller gear sitting at 90deg could mesh easily with a gear sitting above it. I found an alternati ve within the program that should work ok as well.

Cheers,
Steve
5  General Category / Gear Discussions / Re: Animate with a fixed gear on: July 22, 2020, 12:04:08 AM
Hey Art G'day,

Welcome to windows 10, don't forget to switch things of in windows 10 there are many annoyance s, reporting suggestio ns they want to give you etc. All of which take up system resources and become a total annoyance . If you can avoid it don't use their login rather use your own login locally, if you do use their login they then time your use of win10 so at some point they can start charging or tell you its expired. There are no real apps from their store that one could say are essential to have. So the more you can keep their snout out of your trough the better you will be. The good things windows 10 has is their 3d builder for view stl files obj etc and its free. You should be able to run fusion 360 now as well its probably one of the best cad design programs out their and provided you use it for personal use it remains free.

Enough about win10, if you ever decide to introduce a fixed gear those that like making Orrery's will like it lots. You can always add more crazy gears, with Laser's and 3d printers pretty much a staple in a lot of houses nowadays, I'm sure Gearotic will appeal to more people. You just need to figure out how to play on peoples natural curiosity . How to appeal to the hobby market the face of manufactu ring has changed with the hobby market, the backyard producer is back, with covoid19 it will push more people to work from home as well. How to leverage that is the challenge but more and more people will look for software solutions to help them start making stuff from their back yards like my grandfath er did many years ago..

I'm sure you will come up with something to challenge you, in the mean time if you need assistanc e with win10 drop me a line... I've spent a lot of time switching things off that windows deems you should have on lol.

Oh if your already over it having to find things in Control Panel and you would like the one place to find them all ... Make a folder on your desktop called GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}  just cut and paste that. When you make the folder you will have access to all the goodies in one place rather than having to hunt for them. Its just a super user control panel... if its good for the goose its good for us, you won't break anything but it will make life wonderful .

Cheers,
Stojan

Hey Art,

How you doing with Windows 10? Just curious to hear your thoughts and what you think of it. Have you tried 3d builder yet? or perhaps fusion 360? Both of which are free. Maybe you can leverage 3d builder with Gearotic?

Curious is all.

Regards,
Steve
6  General Category / Gear Discussions / Re: Where is the D Pitch control please? on: July 21, 2020, 02:30:09 AM
Ohhhh bugger never mind I found it, its hiding under tools "Circular" gears... sighhhh

Ok question then is can I determine the size of sprocket?

I need a sprocket 95mm with 48 teeth? Is it possible to change the DP for a sprocket?

Cheers,
Steve
7  General Category / Gear Discussions / Where is the D Pitch control please? on: July 21, 2020, 01:56:47 AM
I'm wanting to make a Sprocket 95mm Diameter with 48 teeth, as I understan d it I have to (teeth+2)/diameter, which gives me a DP 0.5263...

I've been staring at the screen for the last hour and I can not see where you change DP?

Cheers,
Steve
8  General Category / Gear Discussions / Re: Animate with a fixed gear on: June 02, 2020, 11:23:19 PM
Hey Art G'day,

Welcome to windows 10, don't forget to switch things of in windows 10 there are many annoyance s, reporting suggestio ns they want to give you etc. All of which take up system resources and become a total annoyance . If you can avoid it don't use their login rather use your own login locally, if you do use their login they then time your use of win10 so at some point they can start charging or tell you its expired. There are no real apps from their store that one could say are essential to have. So the more you can keep their snout out of your trough the better you will be. The good things windows 10 has is their 3d builder for view stl files obj etc and its free. You should be able to run fusion 360 now as well its probably one of the best cad design programs out their and provided you use it for personal use it remains free.

Enough about win10, if you ever decide to introduce a fixed gear those that like making Orrery's will like it lots. You can always add more crazy gears, with Laser's and 3d printers pretty much a staple in a lot of houses nowadays, I'm sure Gearotic will appeal to more people. You just need to figure out how to play on peoples natural curiosity . How to appeal to the hobby market the face of manufactu ring has changed with the hobby market, the backyard producer is back, with covoid19 it will push more people to work from home as well. How to leverage that is the challenge but more and more people will look for software solutions to help them start making stuff from their back yards like my grandfath er did many years ago..

I'm sure you will come up with something to challenge you, in the mean time if you need assistanc e with win10 drop me a line... I've spent a lot of time switching things off that windows deems you should have on lol.

Oh if your already over it having to find things in Control Panel and you would like the one place to find them all ... Make a folder on your desktop called GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}  just cut and paste that. When you make the folder you will have access to all the goodies in one place rather than having to hunt for them. Its just a super user control panel... if its good for the goose its good for us, you won't break anything but it will make life wonderful .

Cheers,
Stojan
9  General Category / Gear Discussions / Re: Animate with a fixed gear on: June 01, 2020, 10:31:10 PM
Hey G'day,

I was ferreting around looking for this feature as well. Arty have you implement ed this anywhere yet or its never going to make it? I'm designing or trying to an orrery where you have a gear following a path of a large gear but the large gear is stationar y.

Also have you got a tutorial how you went about building this?

10  General Category / Laser Stories / Re: Retrofitting my Chinese laser on: April 30, 2020, 09:07:29 AM
Self isolation has had an effect on people. lol  Stay safe everyone.

Cheers
Bob
 Wink

rofl, Well let me say this, I love my wife dearly and I believe she used to love me dearly as well. This self isolation has taken from me bidding her a good day as she goes out shopping and I have free time to ummm be proactive and check out the inner workings of my eyelids. She did say today, you do understan d dear, I love you very much, just not 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Be safe, Live long and prosper.. ..

Steve
11  General Category / Laser Stories / Re: Retrofitting my Chinese laser on: April 30, 2020, 07:04:12 AM
Beam me up Stojan. Smiley

Art


lol  I signed on this ship to practice medicine, not to have my atoms scattered back and forth across space by this gadget. McCoy.... .
12  General Category / Laser Stories / Re: Retrofitting my Chinese laser on: April 30, 2020, 03:34:05 AM
Sorry Steve, my bad, but I was referring to Mooselake Kirk  Embarrassed

Tweakie.

LOL that's ok but my previous statement still stands,,,,,,,,,, I'm going to go watch an old episode or two.
13  General Category / Laser Stories / Re: Retrofitting my Chinese laser on: April 30, 2020, 03:04:28 AM
Grin Grin Grin

( I had the good fortune to meet up with Kirk when he came to London many years back - of course, he was much younger then  Grin )

Tweakie.

Even though I'm a Trekkie fan, love Kirk, Scottie and the rest of the crew, including Picard etc. There are two that come to my mind that I would have wanted to meet. No1 The green Alien that Kirk had a fling with, and I would have loved to have been assimilat ed by 7 of Nine  Tongue.

Sorry Art, I know its not much to do about Gears and things but Trek does turn the right cogs...

Steve

14  General Category / Support and Bug Reports / Re: Ok where did it go, the Globe in the top left hand corner on: April 27, 2020, 09:04:13 PM
Hey Art G'day,

Thanks mate, so it was never there lol..
Mystery solved..


Cheers and avagreatd ay from the colonies downunder ..

Steve
15  General Category / Support and Bug Reports / Ok where did it go, the Globe in the top left hand corner on: April 27, 2020, 08:49:45 AM
Hey G'day,

Was just watching one of the tutorials and following the clicks. So the Globe/letter M I see it in the tutorial but buggered if I can remember ever seeing it or its just disappear ed?
The one that allegedly sits in the top left had corner of the menu next to the 12345 smaller icons.
How do I switch it on or put it back I now somehow feel naked not having it lol...

I really can't remember ever seeing it using version 3xx ...

Cheers,
Steve
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