RBS/Gears

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Gear Families

We need Gear Families that all work with each other. This includes popular construction toys. But we're also scaling stuff up to work with Big Iron, like 2"x2" RBS/Beam. And RBS/Rack and Pinion.


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RBS/Gears

Release status: experimental

HerringboneRackAndPinion.jpg
Description RBS Gear libraries
License GPL
Author Sebastien Bailard
Contributors
Based-on ?
Categories RBS Gears
CAD Models none
External Link none


HerringboneRackAndPinion



Gear Math and Theory

Main page: gear design.

Notes

We need cad drawings, background theory, but we also need a "Print this file (with photograph)" and make things with your five year old.

Because we have five year old user builders.

Types

gear design for theory and names of parts.

Design and Library

  • GPL and linux friendly tools for design
  • Blender gear script

Common Types

  • Meccano/Erector/Vex
    • Databases
  • Other

Fabrication

Laser Cutter

RepRapping

  • Precision and Tolerance

CNC mill/router

  • Sherline examples
  • Taig Mill examples
  • Bridgeport examples

Hybrid

Hybrid fabrication; RepRapping and then precise tidying of each layer with a milling/routing head is the most promising.

Hobbing

  • Timothy Edward's build of a Meccano Gear Making Machine, technically a gear hobber:
Timothy Edward Gear Hobber.jpg

via http://edwards.web.users.btopenworld.com/meccano/modelgear.htm

Wire EDM

Main page: ElectrochemicalPrintedCircuitBoardHead#electric discharge machining
  • Forrest Higgs proposed this once.

Casting/Mouldmaking