New Tattoo Machine Diagram


To celebrate one year since finishing the tattoo machine, I thought I would upload a new diagram I have been working on for my portfolio. This is an exploded perspective of the final tattoo machine. Almost everything that is not labeled is a 3d printed part (which can be found in my previous tattoo machine post) or a stepper/servo motor. For clarity I decided not to add in all of the screws and nails that were required to put this piece together as they should be fairly obvious by the hole placements in the 3d printed parts.

Gehron Logo #5

triangulationpattern51232I remade my logo so that it can actually fit in with a background rather than being a stand alone logo. The triangulation pattern becomes a recurring theme throughout my portfolio and website. The color scheme goes along with my new website which I will be linking to this blog shortly. Click on the image to see the basic logo (without the triangulation pattern around it).

Final Prints

ImageAfter 3d printing over forty different iterations and test pieces, these are the final 17 that are used in the tattoo machine. If for any reason you want the .stl files just PM me and I will send them to you. I hope this project inspires some people to make their own tattoo machines or something even cooler!

Digital Tattoo Machine

This is the last video I will post of the tattoo machine in action. I haven’t posted a 1x speed video recently so this one shows the full process at regular speed. The video can also be found here at 4x speed if this one is going too slow.

Final Design

ImageThese photos depict the final design for the digital tattoo machine. The machine took one a half months from start to finish and I have learned a lot from building it. There are still a few areas which aren’t perfect, but it functions well enough to do outlines of any design that you give it. The only area I see that really needs to be improved is filling in a shape as that has caused some difficulties.

The tattoo machine can be calibrated to any size arm and it only takes 25 minutes to get a high resolution scan. From there, small tattoos take anywhere between 1 and 3 minutes whereas longer ones that need to be filled in can take up to half an hour.

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