Picaxe Robot

July 15, 2017 0

My first play with a PicAxe controller and a servo based robot. The first place to start is here: PicAxe.com Well, actually this wasn′t the first place I started. Firstly I spoke to a friend [more…]

Slitting Saw Mandrel

July 15, 2017 0

Here shown assembled with a 60mm diameter, 0.8mm thick hss slitting saw. This article does not include all of the dimensions, more just pointers and approach. This particular mandrel was made for 16mm bore slitting [more…]

Gear Noise

July 15, 2017 0

Gear whine – Generated by meshing gears due to the vibration caused by failure of the rolling action between the mating teeth due to: Minute imperfections in manufacture of Tooth pitch circle (radius and centre) [more…]

Gear Design

July 2, 2017 0

Fundamentally we there are a few different gears: Bevel Gear – Conical shaped gears, the angle between the input and output shaft is anything except 0 or 180°. Double Helical Gear – The double helical [more…]

Centre Drill Profile

June 30, 2017 0

I use centre drills all of the time, usually as a pilot drill in the lathe to give me a good starter for a larger drill. However, whey are they the profile they are? A [more…]