Mesh Gear Prototype

Mon, 27 Oct 2014

You may have seen this mechanism already in the "notes" sub-website. I thought it would be worth trying to convert the plywood model into card. Turns out it works just as well!

I'm not sure what the mechanism is called, I'm going with meshed gears for now but would appreciate the actual name from anyone in the know.


This works in the same way as a bevel gear but is far simpler to make.


Here's the finished prototype in its rather neat box. Assembly photographs next.

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Comments (6)

  • nanalee October 27, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Rob, it looks a little like

    Rob, it looks a little like an old-time egg beater gear.

    Nan

  • cool022883 October 28, 2014 at 1:14 am

    its similar to the mechanism

    its similar to the mechanism i used to make the dino chase model that rob had previously posted

    http://www.robives.com/blog/dinosaur_mash_mr_cool

  • nanalee October 28, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    Rob,

    I just tried to

    Rob,
    I just tried to download this project and receive this error message "You are not authorized to access this page."
    When can I download this?
    Nan 
    • cool022883 October 28, 2014 at 8:45 pm

      i had no trouble downloading

      i had no trouble downloading the model

      did you make sure you were signed on when you tried to download it?

      • umehta October 28, 2014 at 8:53 pm

        Hello Nan,
        You need to login.

        Hello Nan,

        You need to login.

        • nanalee October 28, 2014 at 9:29 pm

          cool022883 & umehta,
          I

          cool022883 & umehta,

          I thought I was logged in, I guess not!

          Thanks,

          Nan

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