Rockler bearing

dome progress

over the weekend I continued on the dome I made these little styrene holders for my holo projectors bend plastic back frame by kimncris, on Flickr they are designed just to hold the cups snug to the inner dome goes in back frame by kimncris, on Flickr holes drilled by kimncris, on Flickr test install … Continue reading »

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fixed wobbly feet and disassembled

rying to fix my wobbly legs I took the feet off and plugged the old holes – thanks to victor for that trick, glue in wood dowel by kimncris, on Flickr cut off the excess dowel cut off excess by kimncris, on Flickr marked the holes lower lower holes by kimncris, on Flickr I also … Continue reading »

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Stephanie – No Disassemble!

back to r2 after a long week at work I decided to use pennies to center the rockler on the frame I measured it first and it seemed to be about 5 pennies worth, plus a little tape width of 5 pennies by kimncris, on Flickr here it is centered pennies in place by kimncris, … Continue reading »

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dome rings

today I didn’t have a whole lot of time. I thought maybe I could attach the Rockler bearing, but it ended up not getting done I did spend some time cleaning up the workbench again cleanup by kimncris, on Flickr I took the rubber plugs out of the rockler took out rubber feet by kimncris, … Continue reading »

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dome drive and control

back from All-Con where I got to spend an hour+ talking with Glenn some more about his “visible R2” and trying to decide on battery/motor configurations. anyway – now that we are home again I started back on my r2 – opting first to avoid the frustration of Arduino and going back to the workshop… … Continue reading »

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Rockler teardown and bearing change

so yesterday I got a package of supplies from McMaster Carr and one of the things I got was a set of acetal 5/16 inch bearings to replace the metal ones in the Rockler bearing. I’m not sure why they work, but the inner ring spins a lot more freely with these plastic bearings. The … Continue reading »

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Rockler bearing received!

we got our 17″ Rockler lazy susan bearing on Christmas Eve. first impressions were that it seems a little “stiff” but after reading on the Astromech.net forum it seems that this is the normal out of the box condition and you can modify the bearing to spin more freely and more quietly. or not. I … Continue reading »

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