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    WIP - Enchanted Cottage

    The work on my magnifier lamp is on slow at the moment as I've got involved with a design challenge that's got a deadline and requirement for weekly posts. The contest is "to enchant an every day object" so my plan is to take a weather house and hook it up to the internet to get a more accurate forecast. There's a few other changes along the way such as changing the motion to a more linear motion.

    WIP - Enchanted Cottage-2015-03-21-08.15.10.jpg





    You can follow the work in progress at the link below.

    Enchanted Objects ... | element14
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    Interesting project, looks like fun too.

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    Cool project, combining elements of modelling, electromechanical building, and programming.

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    The deadline for the project was Friday so I worked hard last week to ensure I had something to demo. The build is complete but it might be nice to record a better quality video. However, I'm taking a well deserved break this week.



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    Dang! Not a simple build by any means. Great job!

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    I like it,
    I have also this kind of project , but for a clock, I have the prototype, with arduino, steppers, temp and pressure catpors, but I'm still thinking about the casing, I want something contrasting with technology, it's still open ..
    Great topic !
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    Hi Christophe, sounds like a cool project, you might like my other project
    A working Topsy Turvy Clock - Workshopshed

    or this one I spotted the other day
    https://hackaday.io/project/4896-int...-weather-clock
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    Yes Andy,
    Exactly what I couldn't find for a while, I knew I had already seen your clock somewhere, I kept googeling to find it back, and couldn't remember it was from someone here !
    Thanks for giving me the link again, it's exactly that, I love your old looking, but fool of techno, and but full of mischief ;-)
    I have exactly the same stepper as yours, and so far, I feel they are quite slow, so I guess the hands are not dirctly on the shaft of the stepper, and how do you manage to drive the two hands that are on the same axis ?

    Edit, I just saw the video, I saw how you did it, but where did you find the necessary gears ?

    There is another one, which you probably already know about, it's a big wooden spiral, with a ball rolling always in the bottom position, this one could be nice to do as well.

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    Christophe, those motors have a plantetary gearbox so have a ratio of 1/63.8. The gears came from Proops Brothers ltd via Ebay.

    Here they are for a test fitting.
    WIP - Enchanted Cottage-motorplategearfitting2.jpg

    I don't appear to have any photos of the concentric shafts but here's a sketch I made.
    WIP - Enchanted Cottage-assemblytopview.jpg
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    Wow, the project got picked for the Grand Prize, a trip to the New York Makers Faire in September.
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