Beautiful Mechanism: Tranforming Gear Heart


#1

Wow–this mechanism is so lovely. It starts as a heart, and has to go through multiple cycles of transformations before it becomes one again. Transforming Heart


#2

Wow! That was something else! It’s probably a metaphor for something…


#3

It certainly feels like metaphorical.__


#4

I 3D Printed one of these once…

Video evidence of the statement above :-p


#5

Beautiful. I love the color!


#6

My daughter wants one immediately. Great find! How does he get the core to stay stationary while the top and bottom rotate?


#7

You can find the 3D printer part files here:

and it looks like there is a link to get one commercially printed if you don’t have a 3D printer.


#8

I worked with Haruki on distributing this project, I was never able to convert the files for laser cutting though. :frowning:
Then the 3D printer guys adopted it, I think he still feels a bit left out to this day.
Martin