3D Printed Vibrating Saddle

I have repaired and hacked more than a few Sybian's over the last few years and decided it was time to design and build my own.

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For those who do not know what a Sybian is they are a vibrating platform used in the Kink environment. Mostly they just work but are not an inexpensive device. Using what I had learnt from the many repairs I have done on both the originals and the clones I decided to design my own platform.

Most of the mechanism was printed on a 3D printer, the silicone appliance for the top was cast using a 3D printed split mold, the bearings, main shaft. retainers were made from Steel and Brass. The motor came from a 14.4V Cordless Drill.

Speed controller was made using a IRF540, Opto Isolator and an Arduino Mini Pro.
There are two modes, the first being free running where the unit outputs a constant vibration, the second mode is a kind of ramp mode where the motor is ramped up and down to level set by the pot on the pendant .

First Test of the Mechanisim

Final Test with the new pendant and mode settings

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Details on the Camshaft and Pullie

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The Finished Item, assembled and ready to go.

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  • 4 × Scateboard Bearings
  • 1 × 12 Volt Motor (I used a salvaged motor from a cordless drill)
  • 1 × Arduino Mini Pro
  • 1 × IRF540 Discrete Semiconductors / Power Transistors and MOSFETs
  • 1 × Optoislator

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tom edington wrote 05/21/2017 at 10:43 point

Where do you get the cam shaft for this project?

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