Piston Power

Sat, 14 Aug 2010

Experiments! I've been trying out mechanisms that use pneumatic power. 

In this mechanism the top block with the air hole is a valve, below that are two opposing pistons. 

The pistons move the valve, the valves move the pistons and so the whole thing goes back and forth – or that's the theory. Unfortunately is doesn't work. It is really close though. I reckon I need to make the air holes bigger, to let more air flow through. 

So, I'll make some modifications and try another iteration.

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  • William Hornbaker August 18, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Gemiine ‘talcum podwer’ make

    Gemiine 'talcum podwer' make an excellent lubricant for sliding paper surfaces without staining the paper in any way!

    A diagram of the valves and piston as to how it is laid out might bring forth some suggestions as to modifications.

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