A Functional 3D Printed Stepper Motor

stepper-small-1There have been many cool things 3D printed, even automatic rifles. So what makes this special? Not to imply a functional 3D printed motor isnt awesome enough. But also, picture machines that can copy themselves, and make its own spare parts. This is a step towards just that.

Most 3D printers use stepper motors to control the movement of the extruder head. If you could actually print those motors it would be one more big step toward self-replicating hardware. Now obviously [Chris Hawkins’] working 3d printed stepper motor wasn’t built 100% through 3D printing, but the majority of the parts were. All that he had to add was the electronic driver pieces, magnets, wire, and a few nails.

Here is some more technical info:

The coils are made up of nails wrapped in magnet wire. The rotor is a 3D printed framework which accepts neodymium rare earth magnets. The axle is pointed which reduces the friction where it meets the cone-shaped support on either side of the frame. The IC on the upper right is a transistor array that facilitates switching the 20V driving the coils. The board on the lower right is a Digispark, which is an ATtiny85 breakout board that includes a USB edge connector for programming and a linear regulator which is how he gets away with feeding 20V as the source.

Below is video of it in action.


Source

Comments:

comments

20 Responses to “A Functional 3D Printed Stepper Motor”

  1. Magnificent beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your site,
    how could i subscribe for a blog website? The account helped me a acceptable deal.
    I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright
    clear idea

  2. Meredith says:

    Because of this capability, this equipment
    is mainly used in drainage cleaning where solids have already mixed in with the fluids.
    Their payloads are spread out over the entire dump body in order to maintain the weight requirements of
    the federal bridge laws. Experience the
    difference an experienced, reliable home theater setup company
    makes.

  3. I think that is one of the so much significant information for me.

    And i’m glad reading your article. But wanna
    remark on few basic things, The site style is perfect, the articles is actually great : D.

    Excellent task, cheers

  4. Darby says:

    Excellent write-up. I definitely appreciate this website.
    Stick with it!

  5. Jorge says:

    I pay a quick visit every day some websites and websites to read content, however this webpage gives feature based posts.

  6. It’s actually a nice and helpful piece of information. I’m glad
    that you just shared this useful information with us. Please stay us informed like this.
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. I have read so many articles regarding the blogger lovers except
    this paragraph is actually a pleasant paragraph, keep it up.

  8. Excellent blog right here! Also your site loads up fast! What host are you using?
    Can I am getting your associate link on your host? I desire
    my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

  9. Very nice article. I definitely love this site. Continue the good work!

Leave a Reply

Free WordPress Themes



Subscribe to Blog via Email!

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Gadgetzz.com - Gadgets, Science & Technology news!

Privacy policy / Terms of Service

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use Read Privacy policy Here
21
WordPress Themes