Duplo Gear Rod & Chain #3DThursday #3DPrinting

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Part of the Duplo Gears Project.

This generates gear rods to convert rotation from Duplo Gears into a linear motion and back. Long rods with any length and height can be created. Generated rods can be chained together with a simple snap in connector. To hold rods in place better, simply put another (short) rod on top and lock with a Duplo bridge from the top.

Works pretty well already, especially with long rods. Well working chains of short parts might need further tweaking of tolerances, especially on the connector. This might also require tweaking parameters for your printer. At this point, the code is not clean enough to easily do this, yet.

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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!

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Duplo Gear Rod & Chain #3DThursday #3DPrinting