Making Things Move DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists

A unique guide to practical mechanical design principles and their applications
In Making Things Move, you’ll learn how to build moving mechanisms through non-technical explanations, examples, and do-it-yourself projects–from art installations to toys to labor-saving devices. The projects include a drawing machine, a mini wind turbine, a mousetrap powered car, and more, but the applications of the examples are limited only by your imagination. A breadth of topics is covered ranging from how to attach couplers and shafts to a motor, to converting between rotary and linear motion.
Each chapter features photographs, drawings, and screenshots of the components and systems involved. Emphasis is placed on using off-the-shelf components whenever possible, and most projects also use readily available metals, plastics, wood, and cardboard, as well as accessible fabrication techniques such as laser cutting. Small projects in each chapter are designed to engage you in applying the material in the chapter at hand. Later in the book, more involved projects incorporate material from several chapters.
Making Things Move:

  • Focuses on practical applications and results, not abstract engineering theories
  • Contains more than a dozen topic-focused projects and three large-scale projects incorporating lessons from the whole book
  • Features shopping lists and guides to off-the-shelf components for the projects
  • Incorporates discussions of new fabrication techniques such as laser cutting and 3D printing, and how you can gain access
  • Includes online component for continuing education with the book’s companion website and blog (makingthingsmove.com)

Hands-on coverage of moving mechanisms
Introduction to Mechanisms and Machines; Materials and Where to Find Them; Screwed or Glued? On Fastening and Joining Parts; Forces, Friction and Torque (Oh My); Mechanical and Electrical Power, Work, and Energy; Eeny, Meeny, Miny, Motor? – Creating and Controlling Motion; The Guts: Bearings, Bushings. Couplers, and Gears; Rotary vs. Linear Motion; Automatons and Mechanical Toys; Making Things and Getting Them Made; Projects

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507 Mechanical Movements: Mechanisms and Devices

This is the classic about mechanical things and devices, using simple drawings to explain 507 of the small components that constitute complex machinery. Left-hand pages show illustrations, and facing pages offer brief descriptions of use and operation. Ranging from simple to complex, the mechanisms include cranks, pulleys, drills, wheels, and screws.

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Manufactured and sold in China, the FlashForge Creator is a high quality, dual extruder, 3D printer that provides an affordable way to join the desktop 3D printing craze. The Creator comes fully assembled, tested and calibrated. Ships direct from the FlashForge factory. Customer support is available via the FlashForge Website.

Package Contains:

-The Creator

-Dual Extruder

-2x Spool Holders

-2 spools of ABS filament(N.W.:1 kilogram per spool.)

-2x filament guide tubes

-Feet,Bolts and Hex Wrench Kit

-Power Supply Cable

-USB cable

-1x 2G SD card

Technical specifications:

Demensions

· Overall dimensions: 320 x 467 x 381 mm

· Packing dimension: 580 x 450 x 550 mm

· Shipping Weight: 15kgs

Electronics

· FLashforge MightyBoard single-piece motherboard

· 5 axis, 1/16 micro-stepping motor control

· 4×20 LCD character display and multi-direction control pad

· Universal Power Supply: 100-240V, 50/60Hz

Software: ReplicatorG

· Compatibility: Linux, OSX, and Windows

· Print from SD card or over USB

· Input file type: STL, gcode,s3g

Printing

Build envelope: 225 x 145 x 150 mm | 8.9 x 5.7 x 5.9 in

Build volume: About 5 liters

Layer thickness: 0.1-0.3 mm

Nozzle diameter: 0.4 mm

Speed: 40 mm/s

Flow Rate: Approximately 24 cc/hr

Extruder Temperature Recommended: Maximum 230 C

Heated Build Platform: 120 C Maximum

Positioning precision: 2.5 micron on Z axis

………………………: 11.micron on XY axis

Materials

· Works with ABS

· Filament diameter: 1.75 mm

Product Features

  • An equipment which can turn your 3D design to solid object
  • Low price with stable quality.
  • Bigger print volume of more than 300 cubic inches
  • Printing objects in two colors
  • Good aftersale service

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Design and Modeling for 3D Printing

If you’ve got—or are thinking of getting—access to an inexpensive 3D printer such as the ones from MakerBot and PrintrBot, there will come a time (soon!) when you’ll graduate from printing other peoples’ designs. There’s no doubt that you can have plenty of fun downloading and printing designs from Thingiverse, but sooner or later, the urge to design will take over.

Whether you use a web-based modeler optimized for 3D printing (such as TinkerCAD) or a professional CAD tool, designing for 3D printing demands expertise in everything from structural engineering to material science. You need know the limits of your medium, whether you’re using a $25,000 Z Corp printer, a $2,000 MakerBot, or a $500 PrintrBot.

This book uses practical examples and interviews with leading makers to teach you the core principles and techniques you need to take on the challenges in design for 3D printing. This book arms those of you entering this passionate, fast-moving field with the problem-solving concepts needed to design and print almost anything you can imagine.

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