Made by Hanno

tales from a software developer outside his element

Worst Linear Axis

Published: 2020-08-17

I had just moved into my new workshop. Being motivated to do something, but not really knowing what to do, nor having the material at hand for anything of consequence, I came up with a slightly crazy idea: Why not build a linear axis out of materials from the local hardware store?

Here's what I came up with using nothing but aluminium sheet, an aluminium rod, a threaded rod, screws, nuts, and some standard tools:

A flimsy construction of bent aluminium sheet, resembling a linear axis.

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Didn't work. Way too flimsly. No matter, on to version 2:

Another aluminium sheet construction resembling a linear axis.

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Those may well be the worst of their kind, but the second one works: