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Old 01-14-2010, 07:48 PM
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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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Old 01-14-2010, 08:34 PM
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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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Old 01-14-2010, 08:34 PM
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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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Old 01-14-2010, 08:36 PM
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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.
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:52 PM
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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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Old 01-14-2010, 08:55 PM
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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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Old 01-14-2010, 08:59 PM
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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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Old 01-14-2010, 09:00 PM
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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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Old 01-14-2010, 09:21 PM
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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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Old 01-14-2010, 09:50 PM
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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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