Re: [hobbicast] Re: Plaques
- On Feb 28, 2010, at 8:47 AM, Dave wrote:
> What kind of copy machines do you get these motors from? Are they from the huge industrial type, or the little home office types?Hi Dave,
I am not sure the source of Ron's motors, however, old floppy drives, old hard drives (typically less than 40MB), old printers (HP Laserjet III has nice powerful ones), old dvd/cd burners (for the optical sensor) use stepper motors.
Of course, you can also find them on eBay (search for stepper motor) or surplus stores such as Electronic Goldmine, Alltronics, and H&R surplus, Electronic Peasant has small, medium and large steppers for about $15 each:
On eBay, you might be able to get a set of 3 or 4 stepper motors for $20. Hard to beat that even by salvaging...
The more torque, the larger the required driver and the more expensive things get.
Hope this helps...
Jeshua Lacock, Owner
- I think the only practical option is to cnc route the pattern. Find a
sign shop to do it for you and get a quote. Ask for the cheapest
material that will make a good sand pattern, such as MDF.
Please let us know your final outcome.
On 4/10/2010 12:15 AM, Yvael wrote:
> I've been thinking about this and I may have a solution for you. I was
> able to find a candy mold of the alphabet that makes 5/8 inch high
> letters. It says you can cast concrete or plaster using the mold so I...
> "ronstrand66" <ronstrand66@...> wrote:
> > I appreciate all the replys I have gotten about how to make plaques,
> but one thing I forgot to mention. Many of the plaques we need have over
> 4 to 5 THOUSAND letters on them. Doing them by hand with a knife etc is
> out of the question. That is the main reason I need to find an effective
> means of doing them. By example, one plaque is 2 feet by 3 feet and will
> be completely covered in letters a half inch high. I am going to be able
> to use some of the suggestions for smaller plaques though.
> > Thanks again
> > Ron
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