my team was thinking on what things we need to buy for 2021’s robot and we saw that we spend a lot of money on shaft collars. so we decided to have a competition on who can design the best shaft collar for a 1/2in hex shaft.
this is my design for the competition, it is a 3D printed shaft collar that prints as one part and it has a few cool features.
- it needs no tools for it to lock or release
- it can be hinged apart so you can put it onto a shaft without disassembling everything that is on it
- it is very small, only 25mm(1in~) in diameter
- and it is much cheaper then the ones you can buy
link to the thingiverse page for you to download the file: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4584540
i hope some of you will find it useful and use it on your robots!