Make an Arduino Winder
With the right tools and expertise, you can make an Arduino toroidal winder and watch it spin.
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Have you ever wanted to make your own toroidal coil winder? Well, this video shows you how, provided you have the right tools and the expertise.
First, you will need the following: an Arduino NANO, an A4988 stepper driver, a rotary encoder, a 16×2 I2C LCD display, a name 17 stepper motor, a motor, a timing belt, a L293D integrated circuit, a 20×20 aluminum profile, hardware and nut bolts and a sheet of 12 mm plywood.
The machine automatically winds the lathes and also spins the toroidal core. For input and user interaction, YouTuber used a rotary encoder and a 16×2 LCD screen.
Thus, users can enter data such as the diameter of the toroidal core, the number of turns and the area of a toroidal core that needs wind. The YouTuber started out by making a spool ring made of 12 mm thick plywood. The coil had an outside diameter of 145 mm, an inside diameter of 122 mm and a groove 43 mm long and 5 mm deep.
The reel further had a cut on its perimeter and a lock used to lock the open part. Opening this part allows users to place the toroidal coil inside the ring. What did the YouTuber do next to build his machine? You have to watch the video to find out.