Lego Mechanical Loom


Displayed at the Fanabriques 2012 LEGO exhibition this past June, Nico71’s Lego loom uses only one motor!

The system is very simple, a lever rotates on the primary shaft and makes contact with a cam one time per revolution. When this cam is pushed, it pulls on a rod which operates the main pushed system (green beam). This device allows the system to push the shuttle during the overall crossing through the threads. Even if the slider is a bit smaller, the reed is a bit wrong placed or the threads are a bit not enough tight, the shuttle is forced to pass through. Thanks to that, the system is always in contact with the shuttle, resulting in a significantly increasing of reliability.

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  1. Make: Japan | 本当に織れるLEGO織機 says:

    […] 数年前、フランスのメカニカルエンジニア、Nicolas Lespourが、実際に使えるLEGO織機を作ったが、今度は、より小型で高速なバージョンを作った。今回は、作り方の詳しい説明や図解も用意してくれたので、誰でも作れるようになった。 […]

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