Cycloid Drawing Machine

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#1

It would be fun to make one of these:

Cycloid Drawing Machine


#2

Neat! Shouldn’t be too hard. I’ve made spirographs before - quick and easy, and lots of fun.


#3

yes, me wanty, me likey


#4

Very cool…Design is pretty simple and looks fairly easy to make.


#5

I just came across the video I posted as a YouTube suggestion. I did a little more digging this morning. You can buy the set (when it’s not sold out) here.

For those looking to make a reproduction there are good photos of some of the parts here:
http://waynesthisandthat.com/Joe%20Freedman’s%20Amazing%20Cycloid%20Drawing%20Machine.html

PDF instruction manual

The base looks to be close to 20x12 (probably not a coincidence as everything looks to be laser cut.)


#6

Oh holy heck, I want to make one of these TODAY.