The first round of winding spools had a few issues, and I wanted to correct them. My first problem was that I had trouble starting a coil because my wire would slip around the shaft as it turned. To stop the copper from moving, I added a couple of holes at the bottom of the cylinder. Now, I can thread a short length before I start turning. Secondly, the plastic was too snug on my drill bit, so I added a variable that would increase the hole diameter a tiny bit.
In addition to a spindle, I printed a couple of stubs to add tension to the rail. These short pieces used the same code, but I turned the base diameter to zero, and I left the new tolerance variable set to zero. To keep the wire tidy during winding, I rendered a flat plate to go between the spindle and a stopper, but it won't be part of the magnet.
Printed spindle and holders
The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date. First time here?
Completed projects from year 1
Completed projects from year 2
Completed projects from year 3
Completed projects from year 4
Completed projects from year 5
Completed projects from year 6
Completed projects from year 7
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