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Split-flap display #3DPrinting #3DThursday

from Split-flap display #3DPrinting #3DThursday
by Jessie Mae

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lightfingers shared this project on Thingiverse!

A 3d printed 12 digit split-flap display using a 28byj-48 stepper motor. The motor was moved to the back to provide a slimmer profile. A 3d printer endstop module is used to check for the position of the drum with each rotation. The bearings that I used are 625zz.

Several of these modules can be put together for a clock or counter.

The mechanical part of this project is finished, next step is to code in order to create a clock out of these.

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Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!

Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!