April 18, 2013 AT 9:00 am

A 3D-printable, mechanical stepper #3dthursday

A 3D-printable, mechanical stepper, from Chris Fenton.

My efforts have slowly been converging on a workable design for a 3D-printable, all-mechanical computer (with an emphasis on the word *slowly*). Inspired by this recent post I saw floating around the ‘net, I thought I would post my most recent attempt at building a fully-mechanical stepping mechanism (to replace the stepper motors used in my FIBIAC project). Eventually I will get around to integrating this with my electromechanical counter so that I have a fully mechanical counting mechanism.

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Mechanical stepper


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1 Comment

  1. Such Innovative and new Ideas are making mechanical engineers to invent new and effective machine that makes human work easy and error free.

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