3D Turn-o-trope – Main Components

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0. Introduction

1. Basic Operation

2. The Conversion Overview

3. The Conversion Details

5. Schematics

6. Arduino Code

A. Purchased Components

– Arduino Pro Mini ($12)

– VisiPort2 FTDI Breakout Board ($7)

– Auber 100A SSD relay ($20)

– Hilitchi 635 Pcs 40 Pin 2.54mm Pitch Single Row Pin Headers, Dupont Connector Housing ($16)

– Ribbon Cable – 10 wire (15ft) ($7.30)

– Gikfun Knurled Shaft Linear Rotary Taper Potentiometers ($7)

– PlatinumPower Turntable Belt ($7)

– Harbor Freight 27 LED Portable Worklight ($4)

B. 3D Printed Components (printed on Rostock Max V2)

from Thingiverse

“Bloom”
“Braided Torus”
“Cubes”
“Hemisphere”
“Multitorus”
Ten Walking Elephants

custom designed objects

Optical Cartridge
Scene Disc Holder Insert
Control Box and LED Status Plate

C. Repurposed Components

– JVC Record Player (audio broken)

– Power Supply from external DVD drive

– RJ12 socket from 2400kb modem

– two switches on control box

– plastic panels from Deskjet 500 printer

– several feet of 4 lead phone wire

– leftover screws and nuts from Makerbot Cupcake

D. Tools

Rostock Max V2 3D Printer

– digital multimeter

– soldering iron

– Dremel heat gun

– Dremel oscillating tool

– small hand saw

– electric and manual screw drivers

– electric drill

– crimping tool

– wire cutter/stripper

– small vise

– “third hand” for holding electronics in place

– hot glue gun

– table saw

– scissors

– utility knife

– drill press

– various pliers

– forceps & tweezers

– various hex keys

– ruler

– manual & digital calipers

E. Software

– Autodesk Fusion 360 (CAD)

– Arduino (Arduino programming)

– Eagle (circuit schematics & board layout)

– Cinema 4D R15 (3D renderings)

– Blender (3D file format conversion)

– MatterControl (3D print file creation)

– Octoprint (3D printer control)

– Adobe Photoshop (image editing for documentation)

– Adobe InDesign (documentation)

– GraphicConverter 10 (image catalog)

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