Rotary Viscometer almost finished

Well, it’s been a long road but I’m almost at the finish line in terms of the majority of development. All of the parts are mostly made and I’ll begin programming very soon, most of which has been done already or figured out in advance.
Firstly, I started with the board. I had to build it from scratch because I’m not certain of they’ll want more features or different ones, also I simply don’t have the funds to get the printed boards made, those will fit in the top of the unit below the LCD and reflection switch.


viscometer test board with lcd display

viscometer test board with lcd display


Viscometer, assembled on base

Viscometer, assembled on base


So, after this I spent the entire weekend building the parts required to make the rest of the unit. I opened up a few of the tolerances and had to make some changes simply to allow for better fitting afterward. The unit would have been impossible to assemble otherwise 🙂

Viscometer with sensor in hand

Viscometer with sensor in hand


I have to say, I’m satisfied with the results thus far. The bearing holding the sensor together could be a bit better though. This week I’m going to have to program the unit and hopefully this long saga will be over. Well, at least when I make the 15 units it will be.

  1. bayu saputra
    April 26th, 2016 at 20:39
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    hello.
    my name bayu. I am Indonesian. can i know the components, schematic of your rotary viscometer? and may i know also your source code?

  2. Steven Mackaay
    April 26th, 2016 at 21:56
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    I would give them to you but I no longer have them, I lost most of that in an HDD crash. Sorry 🙁

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