Archimedes screw – revisited

Mon, 4 Apr 2011

Ah ha! A working Archimedes screw model. I've mounted the screw inside a box then added a stand to hold the box at an angle.

At the top of the box I've added a hole to let the sugar fall out. As the handle is turned the sugar is transported up the screw and dropped out of the top.

I could make a tall one of these for delivering sugar to my coffee! (If I had sugar in my coffee, which I don't) Anyway, all looking rather good. Parts done, photos, download and instruction next. 
I'm taking daughter #1 for an interview at Leeds University tomorrow so hopefully it'll be on the site and ready to download Wednesday or Thursday.

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  • frankenpaper April 6, 2011 at 4:57 am

    Nice execution on

    Nice execution on the Archimedes screw. I also like that you elected to use sugar rather than salt. If you do make a tall one that can tower over a cup of coffee, perhaps you'll consider adorning the model with a sugar molecule to match your Too Much Coffee model. Just a thought. 

    • robives April 6, 2011 at 8:07 pm

      Nice idea. I looked up the

      Nice idea. I looked up the sugar molecule – it is surprisingly complex!

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