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Potentiometers mounts example

Discussion in 'DIY Motion Simulator Projects' started by Gtwiin, Aug 18, 2020.

  1. Gtwiin

    Gtwiin New Member

    May 25, 2017
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    My Motion Simulator:
    2DOF, 3DOF, DC motor, Arduino
    some time ago I made some potentiometer mounts that I wanted to share.
    You can see them in the photos.
    Basically as my motors shafts only stick out from one side I had to make a custom mount that I 3D printed later.
    They fix to the structure via one of the motor's support bolts and leave the potentiometer aligned with the motor's shaft. To fix the potentiometers shaft to the motor's shaft I use another 3D printed part that glues with hot glue to the potentiometer shaft and fits in the motor's shaft nut.
    To set the rest position I only have to turn on the power of the sim and using smc3 start rotating the potentiometers until they are where I want them to be, then I finish thigthening them.
    One advantage of this system that I found very usefull is that the supports themselves prevent the motor rotating too much and breaking the potentiometers.
    I'll leave the 3D files in case anyone wants to download them and even the gcode files if someone with an Anet A8 or similar printer wants to directly print them.
    I hope they help someone!
    Regards Pot mounts.jpeg Pot mounts 1.jpeg Pot mounts 2.jpeg

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