The Grasshopper Escapement
The Grasshopper Escapement
The Grasshopper Escapement
The Grasshopper Escapement
The Grasshopper Escapement

The Grasshopper Escapement

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 The Grasshopper escapement is the "teamwork" escapement, where 2 anchors work in tandem to keep the pendulum moving.  This creates a really interesting looking movement that slowly releases the energy in the weight.

Here is the video that shows how easily this mechanism can be assembled!

The STL File:

Prints on all standard 3d printers without supports, requires the following additional parts to assemble:

- 2 M4x12|1 M4x20mm Screw (I used https://amzn.to/3Cf7dpp)

- 8 M4 Washers (These are the ones https://amzn.to/3Sh129Z)

- 5 624Z 13mm OD/4mm ID Bearings (These work great https://amzn.to/3rdtj58)

- 1mm Nylon String or Fishing Line (I used string from this set https://amzn.to/3dOHT00)

Recommended print settings:

Layer Height: 0.2mm

Nozzle: 0.4mm

Infill: 15-18% 

Total Print Time: ~23 hours

Total Filament Required: ~185g

Minimum Build Plate Required: 200x200mm

Please note that these files are for personal enjoyment only.  If you do wish to sell PRINTED versions of this model, you can do so with a JBV Creative Small Business License

**All the files have been pre-oriented to save you some set up time! All you need to do is drop the parts into your slicer and hit print!

The Kit:

Let me do the printing for you! You will receive all the parts required to assemble this kinetic sculpture yourself.  

Discord Channel:

I Created a discord channel to talk about all things Escapement and 3D Printed clock.  You can join with  https://discord.gg/BdTnvfpjHD