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Automated window blinds

by jetpuf Jan 29, 2017
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This looks ideal for my blinds, with a couple small adjustments. You mentioned a tinkercad link; would you mind sharing the link so I can tweak it for my blinds? Thanks!

Awesome job jetpuf.. I've got 3 of these up and running perfectly with st_anything.. :)

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This is amazing! I printed one for my blinds and its of a little. I am new to 3d printing and do not know how to make the modification to the model. I need to move the top gear and hole over to the right and down a little. Can anyone help me?

I figured out how to import the STL file and tweak it in TinkerCad. Thanks for posting this design. You did really nice!

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This is great, saw your project on the smartthings Forum and it's probably the inspiration I needed to buy my Anet printer!

They printed off great, but unfortunately my blinds have a narrower profile head-section, 38mm not the 56mm that your design fits.

Is there any chance you can share your source model please so that I could tweak it to fit?
I've tried re-building my own in Fusion 360 but I'm making very poor progress!

I made this in TinkerCad. seems it wont export to anything that would be too usable.

A tinkercad file or link would be amazing!

What size screws did you use to mount the 19 tooth gear to the servo?

2 screws at 3/8" length

Unfortunately, my first print somehow messed up. Definitely nothing to do with your design. The base is salvageable. The bottoms of both the sprockets are stringy. I think I should have printed each piece separately. Gonna try that AND gonna try flip the Axis as well. If you read my post on smartthings, this is not only my first print of your part, THIS IS MY FIRST PRINT PERIOD :-) Told you on the smarthings community board, this post was my motivation to finally pull the trigger on a printer.

I looked at the designs again, all of the files I currently have uploaded need to be turned 90 degrees. The gears should have the numbers facing up (although when printed there isn't enough resolution to see the numbers on my printer) and the gearbox needs to be printed so the round holes are on your build plate.

This is really great! Waiting for my servos to arrive to try out. The assembly fits my blinds perfectly, but the 14 tooth gear is too large for the hex rod.

Throw the STL in Tinkercad, fill the hole and size a new hex accordingly. :-D

:-) That is exactly what I did! Though I re-printed it on my MP Mini in ABS and it fits perfectly. Currently waiting for my servos to arrive and am really looking forward to this project. Thanks again!