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Guitar Pickup Winder

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  1. GuyPos


    Dec 11, 2017
    I want to build a unit to wind guitar pickups. I consider myself pretty handy when it comes to building things and tackling new projects but am not an electronics wiz. I could use a little guidance and will research more upon receiving feedback.
    Here are some key points.
    Must include a counter that can count up or down and be reset. The unit must also slow down and stop once the desired count is reached. Maximum 1600 rpm, very low load as the wire is extremely thin with very little tension. Forward and reverse. As adjustable speed.
    Bonus: as an add on to the original build it should have the ability to automatically traverse the width of the pick up (1") max. It must also speed up and slow down with the winding as the traverse speed should move at the rate of one thread width for each complete rotation.
    Bonus 2:. Counter presets for different types of pickups. Eg: #1 6000 winds, #2 6250 winds etc.

    Thank you
  2. kellys_eye


    Jun 25, 2010
    Stepper motors seem the logical solution.

    Get the head mechanism from an old CDROM drive as it has a helical screw movement that would be ideal for creating the left-right movement for layered winding. Another (larger) stepper motor could be used for the main core wind process.

    Controlling both via Arduino (or similar) should be easy enough given the profundity of 'sketches' for such purposes.
    darren adcock likes this.
  3. dorke


    Jun 20, 2015
    Welcome to Ep.

    You need to see this.Simple and very effective.
    Adding a counter is simple, like this
    or you can make an optical "fork like " opto- cupler counter.
    Or like this
    hope that helps ;)
    darren adcock likes this.
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