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
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!
Let me do the printing for you! You will receive all the parts required to assemble this kinetic sculpture yourself.
I Created a discord channel to talk about all things Escapement and 3D Printed clock. You can join with https://discord.gg/BdTnvfpjHD