Kevin Roche (kproche) wrote,
Kevin Roche

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Thinbot Build Diary: Nozzle outlet

Originally, I designed a lovely outlet for the nozzle on Thinbot to swirl all the ingredients together as they hit the glass, ready to print on a 3d printer.

Then I found out it would cost 200 bucks to print it. Hence the redesign to the chiller/nozzle with the stainless tubes passing through the cocktail-shaker chilling tank.

I did, however, want to keep the swirling-together functionality, which I'm accomplishing with short bent pieces of tubing on the outlet end of the nozzle.

Thinbot Nozzle Closeup
Thinbot Nozzle Closeup This shows the angled outlets that are supposed to swirl the ingredients together in the glass. or spray them all over the table, in which case I get to re-bend them. Fortunately they are separate from the rest of the nozzle.
Thinbot Nozzle outlet not-quite-so-close up
Thinbot Nozzle outlet not-quite-so-close up

I got word that one set of pumps (the emergency backup aquarium dosing pumps, shipping from Tel Aviv) has shipped. For now, though, we are off to Gallifrey later this afternoon!
Tags: barbot, barbot 2012, thinbot

  • Tonka 30 April 2014 (afternoon)

    Ah, the best laid schemes... We dined betwixt earth and sky enfolded by clouds. No overlord's view informs the next sandbox city plan.

  • Tonka 30 April 2014 (morning)

    Less rain this morning, so I pore over our maps plotting our sortie into the blustery day with grand engineering plans.

  • Tonka 29 April 2014

    Rain pelts my city and the towering spires melt into island mounds. Tomorrow I shall simply launch my fleet of motorboats! Tonka Marine Hauler

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