Introduction: Making a Gear Box for a Wind Turbine
Instructables how to turn a drill bit into a gear box for a wind turbine
For this i used:
- Block of nylon
- hand held drill
- Vernier caliper (slide gauge)
- CNC milling machine (depend son drill could just use a lathe)
Use a Vernier caliper (slide gauge) to measure the dimensions of the gears, chuck, motor and other components
The dimensions I got for mine are show
Step 2: Step 2 - the Drive Shaft
The drill I used had a drive shaft attached to a kind of head, this had an odd profile so I drew around it with and then scanned it into solid works. Once in solid works I used sketch points and spline tool to draw round the outline.
After this I saved it as an SLMD so I could use it on the CNC machine
Step 3: Step 3 - Cutting Part
To cut the odd shape for the head I used a CNC machine and the SLMD file
The other parts to hold the motor and the gears were made using a metal lathe
The end result looked similar to this
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