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:


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.


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




One response

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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