Second Gear Box Done.

A project log for Remote Control Land Strider

I got it in my head to build a Land Strider, pretty much just because I think they're neat.

douglas-millerDouglas Miller 12/15/2015 at 19:040 Comments

Ever wake up at 2AM and not been able to get back to sleep? Well, I did, and I figured I might as well make the best of it so I started printing the last two gears. Result is that part is done and over with. Had some problems keeping the two bearings on the main gear in place, so I drilled two holes right up next to the bearing and put in two 6-32 X 3/4" bolts with nylon lock nuts. I enev took the time to take the first side back apart enough to add the bolts to that main gear too. That should keep them in place!

Then I put the rest of the gear assembly together. All that's left is to print and install 16 more (at ~ 34 minutes each) triangles and the main part of the build will be done. With any luck my baby should be taking it's first tentative steps some time tomorrow. :D Oh, then I still need to come up with some feet for it, and design mounts to set the 3D printer on. No problem!

All in all happy with the way the builds going, but the proof's in the pudding, as they say (or at least use to say. My age is showing again...), and that will be when she walks across the floor.