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Peacemakers 6dof Unicorn Build

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Peacemaker105, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. Thanos

    Thanos Building the Future one AC Servo at a time... or 6

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    I can answer regarding the AMC-AASD15A controller. Its not going to be sold on Tindie anymore, its moved now to Thanos-Motion website...

    Thanks, Thanos
  2. Peacemaker105

    Peacemaker105 Active Member Gold Contributor

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    It's all listed in the parts list on the first post, like most build threads. 500mm. most are going 600mm these days, myself as well soon.
    The Thanos AMC board is near always out of stock as its very popular. theres only 2 places that sell it https://www.stealth-motion.eu and
    https://www.thanos-motion.com (has some in stock but may not ship to your country)
    Have you emailed them to ask when stock is due or if you can get a preorder for next batch? Alternatively you could message @Thanos here and ask him personally.

    If you aren't comfortable doing DIY then i'd suggest looking at an already built actuator like PT Actuators http://www.pt-actuator.com/products/Scorpion_Actuator_Kits/2020/0722/216.html or an already built whole kit.
    Then just build your frame. This is not something we just woke up and built over breakfast. It takes months of planning and research and designing and assembly, hundreds of hours. If you need help with things like welding and wiring etc then reach out to a friend that may know. It may look easy on the outside but there is a lot more to it than meets the eye. That's the hardware side of it.. then you have to get into software side and tuning etc which can be just as challenging.
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  3. Frozen

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    Hello
    Hello and thank you for the replies on your YT actuator vid. Would you say that upping the ballscrew to a 2010 would be wise? the axle on the motor is 19mm so you would most likely not have to machine the coupler to make it fit.
  4. eloverphx

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    here is a link to my post with some costs and locations of where I got my parts for this build. I did a similar build of my actuator.
    https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/diy-actuator-pricing-and-locations.15597/
    Depending on where you order your ball screws from they will come with the coupling that will fit your setup when you order it so you won’t have to machine it. Peacemaker machined his because he was using the coupling from a previous build that had smaller motor shaft.

    i am using 1610 ball screws. Some say you can go bigger to reduce flex at high rpms. I think it’s up to you. Mine are 640mm long and following these guys I installed a plastic bushing on top of the screw to keep the screw from slapping the inside of the pipe.
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  5. Frozen

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    Thx for that! It makes the sourcing easier, but man, those shipping rates! :O
    One other thing that'll make my actuators a bit more expensive is that I want to use clear pvc piping to be able to see what's going on inside. Useless but cool :p Found 3 and 4" with 9mm walls that should do nicely, 3" should be enough right?
  6. eloverphx

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    Yup shipping is terrible that’s for sure. I don’t see why you would want 4”. 3” seems to be plenty and pretty much all these guys are using. Minus them being metric of course. Just make sure it’s schedule 40 pipe and not that schedule 20 that’s all thin and flimsy.

    when you start to assemble I’m in the middle of posting a thread with picture of the assemble and peacemaker has his assembly video also.

    His is on page one I believe. And here is my link. https://www.xsimulator.net/community/threads/assembly-of-actuator-peacemakers-build-mostly.15846/
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  7. Frozen

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    Thx man, I truly appreciate it. I've ordered the parts for a DD wheel yesterday (- the thanos board which seems perpetualy out of stock) So I'll have a few things to keep me busy until funding is in place and I can figure out what's bothering my ender 3.
  8. Bastiuscha

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  9. Thanos

    Thanos Building the Future one AC Servo at a time... or 6

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    The TDD board will be back in stock sometime in March... I make them as fast I can get my hands on parts.
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    Nice! Do you take pre orders?
  11. Thanos

    Thanos Building the Future one AC Servo at a time... or 6

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    I'll activate again backorders on the TDD page soon, as soon as I verify parts are on the way. Hopefully sometime next days.

    Thanks
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  12. Peacemaker105

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    Yes....this is an early Project, but it's awesome. For the moment Flypt do the Motioncueing, but later i will most likely use the Controller for this. I'm very happy with this and i love the external Controllerbox.
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