OSE Design Manual - Geardowns
Presenting first at the Open Source Microfactory STEAM Camp:
Geardowns – The compact design of planetary gears. Online planetary gear generators. 3D printing. planetary, split ring planetary, as wheels large and small; from 3D printer extruder to split ring planetary for robotic arms. Stepper to planetary stacked gears. Compactness of planetary vs pulleys. Wear-resistance of belts vs planetary. Applications – depending on the project we build – we may need significant geardown. You will be able to design the geardown – print it with a 3D printer – and couple it to whatever you are moving. For example, you will be able to take even a small stepper motor – and gear it down enough to drive a plastic shredder.