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3D Printed Pendulum Clock

Feb 11, 2019 4:54 am

Here is a pendulum clock that I printed on the Prusa MK3. It has an 8 day run time using 4.5 pounds of weight.
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The frame segments just barely fit within the MK3 print window when positioned diagonally. Everything was printed in PLA on a standard MK3 with layering for the color changes.
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I entered it into a Hackaday contest for 3D printed gears, pulleys, and cams. https://hackaday.io/project/163814-3d-p ... ulum-clock

A short video is at https://youtu.be/imYTm0Vh5TA

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Re: 3D Printed Pendulum Clock

Feb 11, 2019 7:47 am

very nice!

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Re: 3D Printed Pendulum Clock

Feb 11, 2019 10:39 am

Wow, 8 day run time.

Very impressive!

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Re: 3D Printed Pendulum Clock

Feb 11, 2019 4:54 pm

rob.l6 wrote:
Feb 11, 2019 10:39 am
Wow, 8 day run time.

Very impressive!
Thanks. It took a few iterations to get the friction low enough to keep it running smoothly for 8 days. I don't mind that it is only mostly 3D printed. It uses steel shafts in steel bushings with dry Teflon lube. The slow speed hour hand is the only plastic part rubbing on plastic.

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Re: 3D Printed Pendulum Clock

Feb 11, 2019 11:42 pm

Beautiful!
Proud owner of a Mk3 that is producing very nice prints. There is room for improvement as I learn more about it, but so far I am very happy.

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Re: 3D Printed Pendulum Clock

Feb 12, 2019 1:49 am

handsome work Well done

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Re: 3D Printed Pendulum Clock

Feb 12, 2019 9:16 am

Very nice. Sending a link to a clock maker friend; normally he works in real brass and steel, but I'm sure he'll be drooling until you post it on Thingy.

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