Here I will discuss my process and progress of attempting to make this with using only the . But if that seems impossible, I may try adding externally sourced additions like metal rods or bearings if needed.
I have been thinking about this a lot, even though it has been a very busy summer. I want to share my experiences and progress here like I did with my clock build.
My first thought is to focus on a single line. If I can get that working it should just be duplicating the build so there are seven of them with different settings.
Two gears rotating opposite directions should be able to handle the “on” and “off” states of the line. One to trigger “on” state and the other to trigger the “off” state.
With ten numbers (0-9) each gear should only need ten arcs lined out on each gear. And if I can get the gears to push/pull a lever, I think I can use that to change the “state” of the line.
I have played around with several ideas for the triggers on the gears, but I think the strongest contender is currently a peg or catch sandwiched between two surfaces (I will probably make them both gears in an attempt to give the switch strength/stability.
Their size will need to be determined based on the distance I will need to pull/push the lever.