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Maker Muscle Durability Test Rig

A project log for Open Actuator System: Maker Muscle

Customizable linear actuators made easy....and cheaper.

DeezmakerDeezmaker 03/18/2018 at 01:430 Comments

This last week, I've been finalizing the drive nut design made with Igus 3D printed high performance plastic (https://www.igus.com/3d-print-material/3d-print-material) so I setup a quick test rig using the Maker Muscle Stepper Driver Breakout board (coming soon to https://deezshop.com/) with a Teensy 3.2 (https://www.pjrc.com/store/teensy32.html) and super robust SureStepper SD6128 driver from Panucatt devices (http://www.panucatt.com/product_p/sd6128.htm) to move the Make Muscle back and forth while storing a counter.

As of this writing, the counter has more than 50,000 strokes...and it's still going perfectly. I'll be taking it apart soon to see the wear on the nut.

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