MakerBot Print is our newest print-prepration software, which supports native CAD files and STL assemblies,
allows you to interact with all your printers via the Cloud, and many other exciting new features.
I have used a small potentiometer to turn off the watch movement while it continues to show temperature, but you can use a simple button.
If you need I can upload the Arduino sketch that I use to move the motor and control the display at the same time. ( I advice to use millis() function to make possible to work the display and motor at the same time, and use accelStepper.h library instead of stepper.h because it lets to control the motor in a half-step mode, which is more quiet and efficient.)
I used bronzines instead of radial bearing for simplicity and versatility, and i made a 2:1 gear ratio to let the motor turn easily.
I chose helical gears with a big modulus to make them more quiet.
Gear has a real involute profile made with solidwoks because toolbox uses a arc of circumference.
If you need I can give a text file with the profile points of the gears made with a matlab.
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