Mesh Gear: Essential Mechanism

A new Essential Mechanism to download and make! Turn the handle and the mesh-gear gearbox turns the vertical shaft at just under half the speed of the handle. The actual ratio is 11:23 Use the model to find out first hand how gears work
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Members can download the model for free from the website – non-members can join in the fun for £2.50

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The mesh gear is the latest in an expanding range of Essential Mechanisms on the website. Each project uses a specific mechanism to create an interesting movement. Essential Mechanisms are a great way to learn how mechanisms work with a hands-on project that you make yourself. Make the models as an exercise in pure mechanism or as the starting point for your own character based paper animations.

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Just a few of the Essential Mechansisms from

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