More mechanical wooden silliness
Just a prototype of a iris mechanism cut out of 1/4" birch on the bot.
The outer ring rotates to open and close the aperture.
Thinking I am going to make a peephole for my shop door.
I would love to have the cut file for that . I am putting an addition on the house and would love to put one on each of the doors in the kids room.Great job Chris
(green with jealousy) ;-)
Are all the components the same thickness?
You could sell that to women looking for something unique for their husbands.
It needs a catchy name!
Chris! Love it! I made something along these lines (I had seen it in an old Popular Science) on my laser out of colored plexi for a window shade but I did the iris like a real camera lens with overlapping pieces. I had all kinds of problems with rubbing and scratching of the plastic so you could hardly see out after while. I like this design with the pieces butting up so much better! Very ingenious - as always!
I have been bragging up your Bot in a Box to people when they come to look at mine.
Wow Chris,, I like the engineering too,,,
my first thought when I saw your pictures was, how cool that would be for a doggie door,, and how the dog would trigger it to open so he could come in the house,,, kinda like our rabbit hound going "Star Trek".
Great idea Charles! Let's go crazy mechanical and have the weight of the dog on a ramp open it up too!
That is SO COOL!!
I've wanted to build something like that for years but never followed through.
I think I'll use something like that to put a window in my shop door.
Just re-read your post and see that you are planning on using it in your shop door.
Michael,,, I was thinking of an electric eye into which our rabbit hound would do that crazy V-shaped hand jesture that Spock did,,,,, the dog already has Spock's ears.
Make a big one for the door to your shop. It looks like an apeture ring in a 35mm camera.
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