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3d printed potentiometer Cog.

Discussion in '3D Printing' started by lindo123, May 30, 2020.

  1. lindo123

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    I've recently noticed this cool design that would save a lot of time and give position feedback quite efficiently. Does anyone know of any STL or .OBJ files like this?

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    I designed this gear in tinker cad. It's designed to fit a 12 volt wiper motor but my require drilling.

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    The attached file is a txt file extension but if you change by renaming it to a .stl it should open as that.

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    This is interesting, but is the material used going to be "sturdy" enough to handle the constant use?
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    Hi, in the end I never used cogs I used a 3d printed bracket to go on the back hold the potentiometer and it has a hole to spin with it. It works perfectly fine and will also avoid destroying the poentiometer as it's glued and will easily fall off under to much pressure Here is a picture. IMG_20200704_185508.jpg
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    Ah. Did you try it already? Have you played "normal" game sessions? If so, how does it hold up?
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    I haven't played in normal game sessions but the times I have tested it it has held up very well. I would recommend doing this and I just don't see this breaking as the mount dosen't go through any stress at all unless you sit on it without the motors running. I haven't used this in my project yet as I am working on a project very similar to this one: https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/prototype-6dof.5045/. I will be posting my project myself once completed so I will notify you if you want to see if they worked. :)
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    Yeah, definitely let me know. I really want to see how it turns out.

    Good luck.