Coil Winder

16 11 2008

I’m working on a computer controlled coil winder. I’ve started by using the midpoint circle algorithm to rasterize a circle. Each digit represents a wrap of 22 gauge wire inside a torus with a cross section about the size of a US quarter:


rastered_circle

Here is an updated version. The wire is a more realistic 12 gauge. I knocked out the corners, so it’s true only where the coil should be. Now it’s much easier to iterate over. This coil would have 421 turns. With some additional code, I can now calculate the actual length of wire necessary for the coil, and in this case it comes out to ~200 meters! With this new information, I will have to adjust the model. I want to shoot for the same wire gauge and number of wraps as WB6.

coil_matrix

Here we have the design for the bobbins. They split down the middle so you can remove the finished coil:

bobbin_pair1
bobbin_pair

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24 10 2011
Dan Axelrod

make em star wound coils! Marko Rodin design. that is what i want to make a dodecahedron of coils with. 124875 staying alive, staying alive! ah ah ah ah!.

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