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Customizable (parametric) gear (regular / helix / double helix / herringbone)

by WRonX Apr 8, 2017
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Suggestions:
2 additional hole options.
Option 1 would include a flat plate in the bottom for using the gear on a bolt.
Option 2 would give you the ability to make a D-shaft fitting gear, such as for N17 motors.

Sample for backplate:
translate([0, 0, (outerThickness-innerThickness)/4]){
difference() {
cylinder(r=wheelRadius, h=(outerThickness-innerThickness)/2, center=true);
cylinder(r=centerPlateHoleDiameter/2, h=(outerThickness-innerThickness)/1.9, center=true);
}
} // makes the back of the gear flat with a smaller diameter hole for bolt-on gears

Sample for D-shaft:

translate([0, 2.5, outerThickness/2]) {
cube([5, 1, innerThickness], center=true);
}; // adds a flat to interface with the d-shaft that is 1/2mm deep. N17 motor is 5mm OD, 0.5mm flat depth.

hi, this is very usefull for me. Is there a way to make the side's of the tooth rounded ?

Thanks for the feedback. I'm not sure at the moment (like I mentioned, I'm learning), but I will check it later. I'll send you a PM in case I succeeded :)

EDIT: Done. Rounding/beveling by the dimension the same as tooth end width. Have fun!