THE MAGNETIC DOT ENCYCLOPEDIA

working gears Like

by: Damian Follow


The lovers embrace ~
A working gear and belt mechanism (see video)

Here are actual working gears and a drive belt mechanism.
This is a development of an idea by waynehjr1 http://www.dotpedia.com/creations/view/2171 which was really cool.


free spinning wheel. The outside spins freely on the stationary inner axle.


This wheel has a central 5ring, surrounded by an 11ring (not a 10ring), making a (mostly) rigid rod for the axle. It is the third layer out that rotates on this rod. All layers of the axle and wheel are reversed in polarity compared to the neighboring layers.
It is possible to use a central 6 ring or larger but I settled on this configuration as being the most free turning while still staying in place (that I found, at any rate)


The following 3 photos are just the same as the first three photos, except that they have been improved by waynehjr1 who (along with everybody except (withheld) and I) think they look better



Comments

  • waynehjr1 - 3 years ago
    WOW..impressive!!! I see you really out did yourself on this one..xD :) It looks great and having the multi-gearing system is really impressive. Sort of a 3 in 1 system Great Job!!! :)
  • SoCalGal - 3 years ago
    Magnets in motion...fantastic job on this!
  • Ashley - 3 years ago
    I love that you incorporated a drive belt. Amazing!
  • t1m - 3 years ago
    Amazing! Nice photos as well, tho I think you could bring out the whites in some of the images
  • Damian - 3 years ago
    t1m, what do you mean, "bring out the whites?" You mean emphasise them with photoshop or somesuch/?
  • t1m - 3 years ago
    oh, I mean like have the image less dark :) yeah, photoshop
  • waynehjr1 - 3 years ago
    Just for fun I did a little PS on one of your images http://www.dotpedia.com/creations/view/2188 :)
  • waynehjr1 - 3 years ago
    OH BTW...I did the other 2..feel free to use them if you like :)
  • waynehjr1 - 3 years ago
  • Damian - 3 years ago
    waynehjr1 has 'brought out the whites' in my photos for me, and it seems everyone i show them to agrees they are better than mine :-( . So they are included above. Thanks for for these waynehjr1 :)
  • waynehjr1 - 3 years ago
    LOL..NP...they are your pictures..& that is what your camera saw and took...for some reason the ones you posted seem to have a greyish overlay over them diminishing the great detail & shiny reflectiveness you captured with your camera. I simply brought it back to correct color/tone etc...lol :) Nothing I did changes how good your camera and you captured them xD
  • SoCalGal - 3 years ago
    Great collaborative effort on the pics.