Monday 7 April 2008

Locking the Solarbotics GM3 clutch

All the adverts for the Solarbotics GM3 gearmotor say the clutch can easily be locked but don't say how. I emailed them today and got a quick reply from Dan: -
Locking the clutch is actually very easy... we should make an effort to get the instructions on-line. All you have to do is glue the little plastic clutching mechanism in its cavity, but to ensure a good contact you should first wipe it out with rubbing alcohol to get the grease out, then score the surface up a bit with the tip of an Exacto knife and then you can use either super glue, model cement, or epoxy to lock it.
So that is what I shall try next to see if i can get it to extrude PLA without warts.

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