Originally Posted by carsonpoland
My sugestion is to make two side moving blocks a little (few mm) higher than middle one. I forgot to do this but luckly all of them are high enough to not lose stick neb. Instead of this you could put two sided rods with blocks little higher than middle. Something like this:
Ofc you are aware of that rods are moving with blocks (they are connected)? rods diameter is 7,8mm
Also to simplify construction, those marked parts along with side springs:
Can be replaced by adequately chosen springs placed on rods. This is a much easier way to achieve "gears returning to neutral position" mechanism than paddles with springs (as ive done). I figured this out too late and there was not enought room for springs placed on rods.
And BTW if someone is going to make hshifter based on my idea for salary then he should talk to my firstly, i supose. It wouldnt be fair to get profits from mine idea. Cheers
wow! a lot more info than I expected! thanks !!
About those sliding blocks, I noticed it slips out when shifting sideways, so I carved the middle one a lot deeper than the side ones and it seems to work great now.
great, I bought the same rods here, 5/16" it's about 7.9mm, I think I'll just glue them to the blocks, I made the hole very tight so the rod has to be pushed hard to insert it into the block, but ocasionally it will "slip" so I think some glue might help.
I can't believe I didn't think about using standard springs on the rods, it's a great idea. I already started bending a 0.9mm metal sheet to create those springs of yours, I'll see if I can get cheap springs instead, as I'd have to get 6 springs instead of 2 to make each gear return to neutral. but I really like the idea, and it's easier to adjust normal spring by pre-loading them.
and yes, DIY projects should stay in the DIY circuit, it's really annoying when someone starts selling them without permission, it destroys the concept of DIY, people won't feel comfortable to publishing their own work to the community when the community just wants to profit from it.
The whole idea is to share information for people to build their own stuff.
thanks carsonpoland for the detailed information!!!