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Title: [IC] Open Source Switch Breaker Machine Project
Post by: fcoury on Sat, 19 June 2021, 12:34:34
Hey everyone,

How's everybody doing?

Some time ago I watched a video from Don from The Board Podcast, about his amazing switch breaker tool and I was hooked. Here's the original video he published:


I went after some alternative parts I could buy locally and ended up redesigning some parts of the project while adding a control box that allows for remote control over WiFi and also programming break in cycles.

Here's a project overview video I put together:


So, the idea behind this IC is to gather feedback and interest around having a series of videos made where I would give very detailed instructions on how you could build this machine from scratch and explaining the design behind it.

If that's something you'd like to see, please fill the form below:
https://forms.gle/9FwRJoSxgzGCtAPH8

Thank you!
Title: Re: [IC] Open Source Switch Breaker Machine Project
Post by: purryoverlord on Sat, 19 June 2021, 12:35:37
is this where i comment reserved?
Title: Re: [IC] Open Source Switch Breaker Machine Project
Post by: Alejo1707 on Sat, 19 June 2021, 13:14:34
is this where i comment reserved?
*presevereded

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Title: Re: [IC] Open Source Switch Breaker Machine Project
Post by: hzsh on Sat, 19 June 2021, 14:32:26
Would be a good resource for the community to have on hand, also consider just making a written document along with some pictures if this doesn't get the response you hope for. Just watched the video and it looks pretty promising, keep up the good work!
Title: Re: [IC] Open Source Switch Breaker Machine Project
Post by: niicao on Sat, 19 June 2021, 16:32:47
Reserved
Title: Re: [IC] Open Source Switch Breaker Machine Project
Post by: 7empest on Sun, 20 June 2021, 10:38:36
Really awesome project. I have been following this on your IG for a little while now. Very interested in using something like this! I am impressed with the amount of work you have put in this
Title: Re: [IC] Open Source Switch Breaker Machine Project
Post by: Rocky5232 on Sun, 20 June 2021, 20:41:42
This is great! I've been looking for something like it!
Title: Re: [IC] Open Source Switch Breaker Machine Project
Post by: DeMechanica on Tue, 22 June 2021, 02:38:07
Personally I just want to buy an assembled version!
Title: Re: [IC] Open Source Switch Breaker Machine Project
Post by: tngpq on Tue, 22 June 2021, 05:23:28
FYI, Geon has designed one on stream as well.
Title: Re: [IC] Open Source Switch Breaker Machine Project
Post by: dexie on Tue, 22 June 2021, 07:27:18
I've been trying to come up with switch breaking machine myself some time ago. Ended up with pressing 64x switch tester against wooden board with solenoids. Worked well for a small batch, but for my further needs something like this would be great. So, count me interested
Title: Re: [IC] Open Source Switch Breaker Machine Project
Post by: cadrev on Tue, 22 June 2021, 09:03:20
Filled the IC. If you are willing to sell DIY kits i'd be willing to buy.   :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Open Source Switch Breaker Machine Project
Post by: FishyKeebs on Tue, 22 June 2021, 13:04:04
this is what i definitely dont need but definitely want
Title: Re: [IC] Open Source Switch Breaker Machine Project
Post by: mrpokemone on Tue, 22 June 2021, 21:14:23
100% in
Title: Re: [IC] Open Source Switch Breaker Machine Project
Post by: ₳Ɽ₮₵ⱤɆ on Wed, 23 June 2021, 14:24:57
Oh yes!!!
I need this! :thumb:
Title: Re: [IC] Open Source Switch Breaker Machine Project
Post by: ElementalWheel on Wed, 23 June 2021, 14:41:49
Registering interest and would like to ask, do you have plans to sell the parts for us who don't have access to 3D printing nearby? Also does anyone know how many thousands of clicks we'd ideally setup the timer to run in order to not exaggerate and over-break the switches? I am currently planning on doing 100.000 clicks as I believe switches are generally rated at 50 mil keypresses. One could probably estimate how much use a keyboard gets on daily basis (wpm) and find how much break in is necessary to replicate a board used for like a year or two in the 80's like nixdorfs or vintage blacks....
Title: Re: [IC] Open Source Switch Breaker Machine Project
Post by: Friendship on Mon, 28 June 2021, 09:13:00
This is very interesting, I will be following along!
Title: Re: [IC] Open Source Switch Breaker Machine Project
Post by: EdgeOfInfinity on Sat, 10 July 2021, 23:45:28
very cool