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How to use the 3D printer to create a walking toy?

Date: 2015-04-22

                     How to use the 3D printer to create a walking toy?

Two years ago, Jeffrey Kerr engineers have their own 3D printer manufacturer to determine their own fun toys. Kerr and other toy designers are not the same, he likes to do some really fun things.

"I was a engineering graduate had never been seen, John Jameson gave me such a strange machine he designed, I had to guess what this thing is. I know little about this stuff, but also guess pretty close ( able to walk or toys), and then he put things turn up, I scared silly. That was in 1981, since then I have always wanted to own such a thing. "

Thanks to 3D printing, Kerr had a chance to realize their dreams, he engraved with 3D printing technology with a 34-year-old toy Gyroman (gyro people). This device consists of a rotating body gyroscope, a pair of legs move up and down, to make a small toy to go up, it needs to be 104 Penny stuffed toy's body, to provide quality flywheels.

Kerr simplifies the design of the original model, the internal structure of the original people off too complicated, too many of the pinion and the coupling relationship, if you really want a 100% reduction in accordance with the original construction of 3D printing is too unrealistic. It seems only redesigned, so he proposed a more simple and original design was able to achieve the same effect design.

Kerr first thing to do is to reduce the number of gears, gear number and the last number of original works of finished gear ratio should be around 1:50, two-section through an O-ring belt driven toy walk.

Gyroman Most parts for 3D printing from, other parts are just $ 10 can buy. Kerr is still wondering how to improve Gyroman uptime, but overall he was very satisfied with the performance of the toy now.

For do not understand how to work this little toy, Kerr gives the explanation:

"Robot, there are a thousand times per minute rotating gyroscope, drive around the bottom of the shaft under a pair of foot movement. If you played the gyro toys, you know, if one end of a rope hanging gyroscope, gyroscope is not will fall, but will remain level and forward movement along the rope. change in direction with the other end of the suspension, it will go in the opposite direction to go. walking mechanism is utilized this feature. robots at the bottom of one foot At the same time, keep the body upright and began to move forward in one direction. In the following the other foot, the body go out into the opposite direction forward, the results of the robot to walk forward. "