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Author Topic: 3D print a steering wheel to go over an arkanoid spinner  (Read 739 times)

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3D print a steering wheel to go over an arkanoid spinner
« on: September 26, 2018, 08:30:17 am »
So the only knob I had was an arkanoid one pulled from the parts bin.  I didn't want to pay $70 (CDN) for a factory one and besides my 3d printer has been just sitting there looking at me so what the heck!  The idea here is that the arkanoid spinner lives attached and when I want a steering wheel i just push this one on..seems a snug fit for now.

Link to thingiverse file:
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3121316

As the notes say, its meant to gover a knob thats 39.5mm in dia. and the wheel itself is about 140mm in dia.  I may make a smaller one depending on how this one feels.  I also added a larger counterweight to the bottom of the ultimark spintrak spinner to give it more heft.

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Re: 3D print a steering wheel to go over an arkanoid spinner
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2018, 08:48:13 am »
No pic of the final print  :-\

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Re: 3D print a steering wheel to go over an arkanoid spinner
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2018, 05:09:54 pm »
My first print failed due to a snapped belt  :badmood:  So I modified the thing to be in two parts so its easier to at least get part of it done LOL  --Its currently on round 2...I also made the wheel 135mm
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Re: 3D print a steering wheel to go over an arkanoid spinner
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2018, 06:32:19 am »
3rd time's the charm!  My receiving cup was a smidgen too small--I made it at 39.5mm but it printed at 39.2mm so some sanding is in order.  I resized the piece on thingiverse to be a bit oversized.

« Last Edit: September 27, 2018, 06:34:27 am by menace »
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Re: 3D print a steering wheel to go over an arkanoid spinner
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2018, 09:58:14 am »
Interesting. How strong/durable is the 'stuff' these 3D printers kick out, though?

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Re: 3D print a steering wheel to go over an arkanoid spinner
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2018, 10:02:37 am »
Its good enough for its intended use (home use only as a spinner)  Some guys actually use them on go karts--full size though  ;)  If you have a good infill, the piece will take quite a bit of abuse
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Re: 3D print a steering wheel to go over an arkanoid spinner
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2018, 03:41:02 am »
PLA or ABS, or something else?

My PLA prints tend to break fairly easy (might be my printer settings though, and the brand PLA).

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Re: 3D print a steering wheel to go over an arkanoid spinner
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2018, 07:19:19 am »
I don't see strength being an issue here.  It's a small wheel slipped over a spinner on a stand up cab.
The spinner isn't going to offer any resistance and there's no reason to push or pull on the wheel.
It's not like people are going to be pulling on it to get in and out of a sit down cab.

My PLA prints tend to break fairly easy (might be my printer settings though, and the brand PLA).

Things printed with 100% infill are pretty tough.
I test printed a router table insert at 25% a few weeks ago. 
It fit too tight so I had to use a screwdriver to pry it out.  It deformed super easy.

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Re: 3D print a steering wheel to go over an arkanoid spinner
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2018, 07:22:32 am »
I'm curious how smooth it would turn out if you sprayed it with plasti-dip.

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Re: 3D print a steering wheel to go over an arkanoid spinner
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2018, 10:42:46 am »
Another option to consider is print-smoothing epoxy.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PFXK4JY




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Re: 3D print a steering wheel to go over an arkanoid spinner
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2018, 11:28:08 am »
I don't see strength being an issue here.  It's a small wheel slipped over a spinner on a stand up cab.
The spinner isn't going to offer any resistance and there's no reason to push or pull on the wheel.
It's not like people are going to be pulling on it to get in and out of a sit down cab.

My PLA prints tend to break fairly easy (might be my printer settings though, and the brand PLA).

Things printed with 100% infill are pretty tough.
I test printed a router table insert at 25% a few weeks ago. 
It fit too tight so I had to use a screwdriver to pry it out.  It deformed super easy.
Sure, but 100% infill takes ages to print...

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Re: 3D print a steering wheel to go over an arkanoid spinner
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2018, 03:37:09 pm »
100% infill is never a good idea.  The strength difference between 100% and 80% is barely measurable.  Not to mention the expansion and contraction of semi-liquid plastic extrusion needs a little room to breath while printing.

  
 

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