Making gears and spinning?

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Gamble
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Making gears and spinning?

Post by Gamble » Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:25 pm

I'm thinking of building a computer desk with the guts inside the desk and some plexiglass on top. I have a few ideas, however so I'm not a big gamer and the setup will be simple. One hard drive, not water cooled so there will be some space to kill.

I was thinking of cutting out some gears to spin off of each other for a cool affect. My first question is does anyone have an easy way to make some on the software to where they will spin off each other? I want to do maybe 5 or 6 from small to large.

The other thing is since my computers power supply will have extra un-used connections what type of small quiet motor can I connect an extra 12v power source to to spin these?
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Re: Making gears and spinning?

Post by CastIrony » Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:35 pm

I've been using this online gear generator a lot. It's fairly flexible, and handles undercuts correctly.
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Re: Making gears and spinning?

Post by hatallica » Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:54 pm

Gamble wrote:The other thing is since my computers power supply will have extra un-used connections what type of small quiet motor can I connect an extra 12v power source to to spin these?
How fast do you want it to spin?
Will there be any load, or just a sequence of gears?

Surplus automotive motors are great for 12V applications, since everything is motorized now - windows, seats, mirrors, wipers. However, there are tons of industrial-type 12V motors available. Take a look at the combo below and let us know if it is generally in the right direction:
http://www.mpja.com/12VDC-100-RPM-Gearh ... /32206+MD/
http://www.mpja.com/Motor-Speed-Control ... /32826+MD/
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Re: Making gears and spinning?

Post by WillAdams » Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:14 pm

Why not make gears which actually do things?



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Re: Making gears and spinning?

Post by Gamble » Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:23 pm

hatallica wrote:
Gamble wrote:The other thing is since my computers power supply will have extra un-used connections what type of small quiet motor can I connect an extra 12v power source to to spin these?
How fast do you want it to spin?
Will there be any load, or just a sequence of gears?

Surplus automotive motors are great for 12V applications, since everything is motorized now - windows, seats, mirrors, wipers. However, there are tons of industrial-type 12V motors available. Take a look at the combo below and let us know if it is generally in the right direction:
http://www.mpja.com/12VDC-100-RPM-Gearh ... /32206+MD/
http://www.mpja.com/Motor-Speed-Control ... /32826+MD/
No load, spin pretty slow. Just for fun
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Re: Making gears and spinning?

Post by CastIrony » Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:25 pm

There's something to be said for gears that do nothing but look cool.

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Re: Making gears and spinning?

Post by xfredericox » Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:46 am

I used geargenerator.com for my 360° photo booth.
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