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Rudolf Reigns 2, Motorized

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3D model description

Motorized version of Rudolf Reigns ( with additions (never waste a good PTO, also, I can convert this to hand cranked if anyone desires).

Video of prototype is here:

UPDATE: "Assembly.skp" has been updated such that it now includes an exploded view of the assembly. Thanks to Thingiverse member Alzibiff for discovering my error.

Designed using Sketchup Make 2015, and printed in PLA on a Makerbot Replicator 2 using Makerware "Standard" (.2mm layer height, 2 shells, 10% infill) settings.

3D printing settings

Parts I purchased:

1) 6VDC 45 RPM Pinky Finger Sized Gear Motor 1" Long x 15/32" x 3/8" (amazon).

2) Coaxial Power Jack (Radio Shack part number 274-1583).

3) 3.0 Vdc Power Supply (Radio Shack part number 273-315 with the "N" style plug 273-345, you get one free with the power supply).

Study "Assembly.skp".

Print all pieces as shown in "Assembly.skp".

Test fit and trim, file, sand, etc. all parts as necessary for smooth movement of moving surfaces, and tight fit for non moving surfaces. Depending on the colors you chose and your printer settings, more or less trimming, filing and/or sanding will be required.

Assemble as per "Assembly.skp", paying close attention to the gear and eccentric alignment. When installing each "Gear.stl" into "Base.stl", carefully pry apart the gear block tower to slide the gear in place, again, paying close attention to the gear alignment as indicated in "Assembly.skp". It is best to start at either end, then install the gears toward the opposite end.

Wiring is pretty straight forward, however you'll need soldering skills and equipment. Basically, solder a 4" red wire between the gear motor "plus" terminal and the coaxial power jack "Center" terminal, then solder a 4" black wire between the gear motor "minus" terminal and the coaxial power jack "Shield" terminal. Make sure the wires do not interfere with moving components.

Lubricate moving surfaces with light machine oil.

Comment if questions.

Hope you like it!

3D printer file information

  • 3D design format: STL and ZIP Folder details Close
    • Arm.stl
    • Axle.stl
    • Axle_Figurine.stl
    • Banner_Green.stl
    • Banner_Red.stl
    • Banner_White.stl
    • Banner_Yellow.stl
    • Base_Motorized.stl
    • Eccentric.stl
    • Gear.stl
    • Gear_Motor.stl
    • Pin_Banner.stl
    • Pin_Eccentric.stl
    • Reindeer_Rudolf_Black.stl
    • Reindeer_Rudolf_Brown.stl
    • Reindeer_Rudolf_Red.stl
    • Santa_Black.stl
    • Santa_Red.stl
    • Santa_White.stl
    • Snowflake_Black.stl
    • Snowflake_White.stl
    • Top_Motorized.stl

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  • Publication date: 2018/06/08 at 16:12





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