Introduction: Custom Gear Motor Mount
Did you ever have a piece that you wanted to mount to something else, but couldn't figure out an easy way to make it work? This instructable shows a fast way to put things together.
I started with a gear motor
This is very powerful and cost effective, but it has lots of round and complicated shapes involved.
I just squished the motor into Sculpey clay to make a model of the complex configuration on the bottom of the motor.
Although I used a scanner, software and 3d printer to create my mount, you could make a couple of mounting holes and bake the clay to achieve about the same result.
Scan the clay mold.
At Tinkercad.com, I combined the scanned clay base with a designed flat piece (plate with four holes). Then, using the Tinkercad "hole" tool, I made a couple of holes in the scanned piece where I could secure tie wraps.
3D files are here:
In just a few minutes design time (and a few hours print time), I created a secure mount and can continue working on my project.