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by tdierks
Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Solar system model (aka Orrery)
Replies: 26
Views: 9604

Re: Solar system model (aka Orrery)

This is really awesome; I would love to build something similar someday. I hope this is helpful, FYI: your Earth and moon are rotating/revolving the wrong way; presuming you're viewing the solar system from the north, everything should go around counter-clockwise (the angular momentum of all the bod...
by tdierks
Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:44 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: z axis threaded rod not gripped by coupler
Replies: 10
Views: 3674

Re: z axis threaded rod not gripped by coupler

I had a similar problem with my coupler not gripping my threaded rod, and had difficulty getting aluminum tape to work in shimming it. In the end, part of my problem was that the threaded rod wasn't actually far enough up into the coupler to grip; even though the end seemed to be past the coupler's ...