Useful Info For Getting Started in Pneumatics

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Useful Info For Getting Started in Pneumatics

Post by Steve Halstaff Koci » Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:10 pm

I put this list together for the Pneumatics Forum on Haunt Forum, which I moderate - http://www.hauntforum.com/showthread.php?t=32052 I hope it will be useful here as well.
I thought it would be appropriate to start a thread with some useful links to tutorials, info and resources for getting started with pneumatics. This forum is a wealth of knowledge with plenty of ideas and people willing to help and we hope you take full advantage of all that is available here. For more info, take a look at the following links that should answer most questions however please ask if you have questions or anything is unclear.
First are several outstanding links to tutorials on pneumatics -
Dead Things did a 5 part video broken down into the different systems involved and can be found posted on this forum at http://www.hauntforum.com/showthread.php?t=30092
SkeletalRemains wrote a very good primer at http://www.halloweenforum.com/tutorials ... post670525
Another good one was done by Wolfstone and can be found at http://hauntmaven.com/ Enter the site, go to the technology section and then find the compressed air section under the course animation section.
One more, an olde but goodie at http://www.omarshauntedtrail.com/Props/props.htm
A nice article from Nuts and Volts can be found at http://notepad.org/articles/16-PneumaticRobotics.pdf
Fright Props stocks everything you need to put a pneumatic project together and has plenty of how to videos at http://www.frightprops.com/faq/?sear...archcategory=2 and Scary Guys at http://www.scaryguys.com/aircyl.htm
Another great supplier of pneumatic components is AutomationDirect and can be found at http://www.automationdirect.com/adc/Sho ... Components They also have a how to video series on YouTube.
Tool Barn has a nice guide to compressors at http://www.toolbarn.com/air-compressor-guide.html
A useful pneumatic calculator can be found at http://www.pneumaticsonline.com/calculator.htm

Please feel free to post any links you think might be useful.
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Re: Useful Info For Getting Started in Pneumatics

Post by BobbyA » Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:37 pm

Looks like a good resource, hope we can keep building it out.

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