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Moving time rotor tutorial?

Started by wayne venomous, Aug 17, 2011, 09:03 pm

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domvar

Ok pardon the roughness of the drawing.


A: the outline of the motor spindle

B: Find 2 drills of the sizes of 1 and 2  and a rod of size 1

C: Item you plan to make your arm from Sheet metal wood with a ize 1 hole

D: Arm with hole size 1 and 2 overlapping

E: hole with motor spindle and rod insertedMotor.jpg

type55tardis

Nice idea Domvar,thanks, Wayne,I contacted the guy who supplied the motor and he put me on to a firm in somerset,problem is its hard to describe over the phone,so I'm taking it down to a mate of mine who has an engineering company locally ,He specialises in oddball engineering projects and probably will be a great help,the biggest problem we have with these projects is explaining what its going to be used for,without being looked on as being a nutcase,Dave my lift incorporated a 12v Ford Mondeo WM but to get the speed I wanted I had to reduce the power down to 9v otherwise the column went up and down like a lunatic,the easiest and simplest way was to use a variable power supply capable of 10 amps min,because you need something that can deliver at least 8 amps at 9v,a reasonably priced variable power supply would come out at about £30.00.
Hopefully if my mate comes up with a reasonably compact unit and the cost is not horrendous,then maybe we will have a source of lifts for all the members consoles (until the parvalux motors run out they only have about 80 left )
Still I will keep you posted.
so let me get this straight,A thing that looks like a Police box standing in a junkyard,It can move anywhere in Time and space ?

Scarfwearer

Quote from: type55tardis on Sep 01, 2011, 06:04 am
the biggest problem we have with these projects is explaining what its going to be used for,without being looked on as being a nutcase


Tell 'em what I always tell 'em: "it's for an art project". It works wonders.

Crispin

type55tardis

Nice one Crispin  :) I'll use that excuse from now on  ;D
I took the original R/L lift down to my mates engineering works yesterday along with the new motor,and being the engineering expert he is,he saw the concept immediately.
His answer is to build the frame out of light weight box steel and incorporating phosphor bronze bushes in the slide mechanism he reckons he can build a pretty solid piece of kit ,I've asked him to set the R/L height at 12 inches which will allow the column to sit lower in the console body,meaning that the lift height will be a lot better than the original,unfortunately due to that fact that this is a commercial workshop (Health and safety and all that) I can`t provide a build diary,but after the unit is built I can provide plenty of pics and measurements.
Normally I would not be too happy going to an outside source for assistance on my build,but try as I might,I have never been able to get this project exactly as I want it,still in a way I don't suppose this is much different than getting an outside contractor to make,police public call box signs and the like, I've designed this lift so that it could be pretty well incorporated into most of our members consoles,so if it is successful and the price is right who knows,it may be a source of reliable lifts..
so let me get this straight,A thing that looks like a Police box standing in a junkyard,It can move anywhere in Time and space ?

davidnagel

Hey Wayne, whatever happened to this tutorial! Its been a year!
Kind Regards,

David

www.spiffinglyniceguy.co.uk

The Wanderer

I had one idea about an alternate way to motorise the time rotor, based partially of the design of the Character 9th/10th doctor TARDIS interior playset. It's different to the previous variable radius disks, and instead uses a cog on a motor shaft, connecting/meshing to/with a vertical strip of cog teeth connected to the base of the rotor, using guide rails to make sure it moves correctly, and using a simple circuit to make the motor spin in opposite directions every few seconds.