No Problem, take your time; and again, thank you for all your help and effort .
this stuff doesn't work, you know: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_MeyerHi there !
Just landing here bouncing from links to links contemplating to build my own toroïd winder.
Thanks for all that valuable information.
Things start to be less obscure in my head ! !
Just in case you not already know:
I've nothing to publish by now, just sucking as much information as I can ;)
Did you ever get the stepper control system worked out?Hi Danger,
WOW, those drawings look awesome! I've been following the thread and would have replied sooner but I was getting stuck on a couple of the construction details and haven't had the time to explain what I am confused about.
When you were describing the construction of the hoop, I was a little lost about the construction of the different components. There are also a couple of other details that I may need some clarification on. I have a 3D CAD modeling program, Autodesk Inventor6, which I would like to use to render your design. Doing so will help me to better understand what this is actually doing. Plus, if it works well, I could publish a set of DIY plans so that others can build this also. But as soon as I get a chance, I am going to start drawing up the hoop and other parts of the setup to get a better idea of how it works. Unfortunately, despite some of the detailed diagrams, I am still having a bit of trouble seeing how the wire gets from the hoop to the toroid without getting wrapped up on the hoop. But I definitely like the relative simplicity of this. If I can, I may even make a simple controller to run some stepper motors to turn the hoop and toroid :-). Again, thank you very much for your help and I will be keeping a close eye on this thread.
- Jason O