Exactly so Nate, it would really be cool if we didn't have to move the wire back and forth with our fingers, all automatic. Iv'e got some Arduino Mega's coming, I have an Uno, Or to get a propeller, like in the video, but it would really be nice to stay with the Arduino's.:D:cool::P
I've seen that one working on Youtube. Pretty awesome. I think we could print one out with all the pieces parts to make it go. If we build it ... they will come(programmers that is)..:PYes to pricey, but that just gave me another idea. If someone has an old style fishing reel, they could use the gearbox off of it to feed the wire from the left to the right and back again, drive it from the stepper while it is turning the spool to be wound, or you could print gears with an automatic reversing lever to do the same thing.Something like this would be awesome, but too expensive for me.That would really be cool :cool: if someone could program that for us:D:PI've thought some on that, would be cool to use a stepper to do the winding also. Then turns can be calculated by steps in the arduino. Could also use an optical wheel to calculate wire length. Would have to go through the same calibration steps as a reprap. Too bad I don't know much about arduino programming. lol
Also a coil tensioner, wire guide is very handy.
I've had some of those fishing reels, they feed the line so that it crosses each layer a little bit so that the line doesn't get pulled down into the spool when a fish hits. I think we are looking for a slight movement of the thickness of the wire per turn.