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    Default 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.


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    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

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    Cool!
    (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!

    SpeakEasy Port?

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    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.
    Thanks!
    Mike

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    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".

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    Great idea Charles! Let's go crazy mechanical and have the weight of the dog on a ramp open it up too!

    Mike

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    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.

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    Haha.
    Just re-read your post and see that you are planning on using it in your shop door.

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    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.

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    Make a big one for the door to your shop. It looks like an apeture ring in a 35mm camera.

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