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Flying Tourbillon Model #3DThursday #3DPrinting
Shared by A26 on Thingiverse:
The title of this design (almost long enough to be a Lina Wertmuller film) pretty much says everything one needs to know. It uses an independent wheel (the rotation of the escape wheels is decoupled) escapement originally designed by George Daniels. Each one has a remontoire to distribute torque as the wheels rotate different amounts each tick. It is a tourbillon since the whole carriage spins to (in theory) average out gravitational errors on the balance spring. And it is geared so that (if adjusted to 14400 bph) the carriage spins at 1rpm (rather than 4rpm in model v).
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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!