Interesting Mechanism

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#1

Something like this (or Imay purchase his plans) is what I’d like to try on my GF once I get it.
http://www.derekhugger.com/contrivance.html

Seems like a kewl conversation piece, fun to waste time with and both kids and adults would probably like to experiment…


Cool thing on Etsy, hand cranked horse
Kinetic Art - GF Ready?
#2

Wow…did you say waste time? Make that to the power of ten. Every time you start to play with this, you will enter a time warp. “Honey? You missed dinner…and breakfast.” - Rich


#3

That’s awesome. Definitely going to make this. Probably several times for gifts.


#4

I am totally going to make this. Not sure if I will share with nephews or keep for myself!


#5

Check out his other plans on the site too (I didn’t see them when I first posted this topic) Under the store menu - some very nice mechanisms


#6

That looks really cool! It gives me a bunch of ideas for the next version of the gears on my walls at home. (Laser Cut Display Gears)


#7

might be a good demo/play piece for my mechanical engineers! thanks for sharing!


#8

Yeah his colibri flapping bird is how I stumbled across him some time ago. His plans aren’t cheap, but his works are amazing.


#9

It would be a great puzzle for kids…have a photo of what you want them to build from this pile of parts. There could be lots of bogus parts too, depending on how hard you wanted to make it. :smiling_imp: - Rich


#10

I definitely want to make one of these. I especially like that you can easily change the gears into so many different configurations. Thanks for sharing. :relaxed:


#11

WOW–I’m bookmarking this for when The Little Dude gets interested in science.


#12

Just a heads up, Boyer also has some cool gears(one of my favorites) :
http://lisaboyer.com/Claytonsite/weirdgears1.htm

I think he has a video of how to make wired gears.


#13

This looks like a great thing to build for my kids to tinker around with. Thanks for sharing! :grinning:


#14

If you look at the “Testing” video you can see how he is using magnets as springs in the clock type movements. Nice! Sold!.


#15

Oh yeah. Now that is cool! Think I’ll pick one up. Thanks for posting


#16

And the kid’s 1st birthday…and graduation…congrats, Grandpa…