25 April 2019
Motorizing and Suppliers
Big Wheel Lift #1: I’ve been busy with this little guy…am in the process of installing the motor and the on/off mechanism. The on/off mechanism will allow ‘push to start’ and then a full revolution later (12 marbles) the motor will be turned off. I expect to have this creation under power (and hand crank) next week.
The Big Wheel Lift #1 project sheet can be found here.
Suppliers: As I create automata I need certain things (bearings, belts, chain, plywood, fasteners, magnets, shafts, information, motors, brass plates, etc). Over time I’ve developed online relationships with suppliers that I like to deal with. I’ve spent a portion of the first part of April creating a web page of Favored Suppliers. I hope this page helps one or more of you on your own journey to create automata.