Shark Attack! Prototype model.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014

Applied Mesh Gear! This is actually a modified version of the original gear box design. As the handle is turned the boat stays still but the sharks circle menacingly.

The boat needs a fixed point to be glued to. In this project I’ve added a fixed vertical shaft, the horizontal gear is then connected to a shaft which turns around the fixed shaft.

The disk with the sharks fits onto the lower rotating shaft and the boat is glued to the fixed central shaft.

In this prototype I’ve used the same gear set as the Mesh Gear mechanism. In the next version I’ll be using a larger main gear and a smaller pinion in order to slow down the sharks. They’ll look even more menacing if they circle the boat slowly.

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Comments (3)

  • cool022883 October 31, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    not sure if you know or not

    not sure if you know or not but i beat you to this model =0)

    but your model the other members of the site would be able to make 

    • umehta November 1, 2014 at 1:10 am

      Hello Cool,
      Your model is

      Hello Cool,

      Your model is cute but here is a kick – Rob's model has those sharks completely hidden – only tails are visible and therefore is the terror. It is like a poem. Said that I have to say that you both desreve a special thank you from all of us. The ideas are fabulous and at the same time also funny. Your other clip is also great. 

  • michael42er November 4, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    I am always surprised by what

    I am always surprised by what expressive situations and figures, the models are designed.
    Here is my variation with the gear box. In Action here:

    I added a little animation. Paper automaton, Mesh Gearbox with sea lion photo Paper automaton Mesh Gearbox with Sea Lion_zpslm5cmilw.gif

    Sea-lion model: canon-cp

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