After playing with the locations of the motors and gears I roughly sketched an assembly diagram with the location of the motors and shafts to allow me to estimate various part sizes. My gears were described as “27 mm Diameter
Gears and Gear Cutting is No. 17 in the Workshop Practice Series Ivan Law’s book is aimed at model engineers and novice horologists who want to understand and make gears. Like all of the books in the series it is
I’ve been following Mike’s Models blog for some time now and Mike’s helped me out with silver soldering questions in the past. One of his current projects is to make some pinion wheels for a kids toy. There are various
Dug North has been compiling lists of books on gears on his Automata blog so I thought I’d share them with you. http://www.dugnorth.com/blog/2009/04/list-of-books-on-gear-design-and.htmlhttp://www.dugnorth.com/blog/2009/05/more-books-on-gears-theory-and_06.html As you might expect for an automaton maker, Doug has written quite a lot on gears on
If you are looking for a challenging workshop project and are bored with complex steam engines, grinding machines and clocks then you could always follow in the footsteps of Michael Wright who decided to build an Antikythera Device in his
A selection of gadgets, gears and mechanisms.