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Old 09-09-2009, 12:04 AM   #1
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Automatic page turn / remote Working Prototype

Automatic page turn / remote Working Prototype


Hi all, I put this together last night.

Its good for skimming books, and avoiding arm fatiuge.

The key component is the worm gear, which slows the action down and increases torque. The cord is about 1 meter long.

The page turn rate is about 1.5 seconds at the moment. It's made from lego (technic) sold around 1995. Sets with similar components are available so you could make your own if you want.

It should be possible to make it nearly silent; this would be an improvement as you can tell from the video!

Here's hoping the members over at the developers thread can get the automatic page turn going in software, so this is unnecessary.

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Version 2 will make the second button on the remote press the page backward button (at the moment they both go forward).

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liUV_0kR2Wc

youtube has halved the framerate
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Have applied a little bit of sewing machine oil, works nearly silent now
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I like it You’re not a scientists by any chance are you? As you seem to have far too much time on your hands. Do let us know when you’re ready to go into full production
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