Building a coil winding machine

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josh collinsjosh collins 10/24/2021 at 17:290 Comments

To test out my calculations, I need to build coils in different sizes, using different gauges of wire, and differing number of turns. winding them myself is very tedious, and often not wrapped efficiently enough to deliver the output that I need. To fix this I decided to build a coil winding machine using stepper motors to ensure that it is capable of winding coils tight enough. I had some parts left over from a mini lathe and an old 3d printer that I don't use which works perfectly with some modifications. It isn't finished yet because I need to design and 3d print some parts for it, but that should come in the next update.