I Need To Learn How To Make Gears

December 10th, 2013

I found this video on YouTube while looking around for mechanism ideas.

I need to learn how to make gears. There are just too many cool kinetic sculptures that can be made with a set of simple gears like this. Skip ahead to 1:05 to see what I mean.

6 Responses to “I Need To Learn How To Make Gears”

  1. markS says:

    Don’t forget:
    – Inkscape for spur gears
    http://makezine.com/2010/06/28/make-your-own-gears/
    – You can just set the units to mm or inches instead of pixels
    which gets around an old problem when you couldn’t do that.
    – Inkscape gears – two extensions (python code)
    http://www.cnc-club.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=433
    http://www.cnc-club.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=434#p2500
    – Gears-dev
    https://github.com/jnweiger/inkscape-gears-dev
    – Solid Edge Drafting – free parametric 2D program
    http://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_us/products/velocity/solidedge/free2d/index.shtml
    – Gear generation wizard is not in here :(
    – but IBLs for gears can bemade using these spreadsheets
    http://www.chiefdelphi.com/media/papers/2580
    – the generated iBL files are curve points of some kind
    – You have to register. You get a 32bit download.
    – Gear DXF program (free. basic)
    http://www.forestmoon.com/software/GearDXF/
    – Sprocket only generator – exports gcode (Cycloidal)
    http://www.idleamusements.com/?page_id=54
    – Cycloidal gear generators
    http://www.ryerson.ca/~v7chan/cncproject/gear/Cycloid%20Gear%20Calculator.html
    http://www.hessmer.org/blog/2012/01/28/cycloidal-gear-builder/
    – Cycloidal vs involute
    http://garysclocks.sawdustcorner.com/gears.html
    – Creating Gears in OpenSCAD libreCAD, and inkscape
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY3kqdb02P4
    – Interesting gear creator here: (follow link to code)
    http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=90623
    – installs poorly – manually navigate to install dir to run. follow pdf instructions to operate
    – only way to export is via screengrab :(

  2. bustedbricks says:

    Take at look at this as well: http://www.gearotic.com/

    It can draw elliptical gears and has many interesting features.

  3. slsmet says:

    have you tried woodgears.ca? Lots of great woodworking ideas.
    http://woodgears.ca/gear_cutting/index.html

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