Gearing up for a new project
I’ve had a project on the back burner for a while … well, actually just in the back of my mind … because I couldn’t quite get a handle on how I wanted it to look or how to make it work.
I finally committed to getting started to see how things go and, so far, everything is groovy. If it doesn’t work, I’ll fall back and regroup. That’s the advantage of my projects — they are flexible. Flexibility is key. Working without plans allows new ideas to pop into your head as you work. Design, materials, and timeline … anything and everything can change with nothing lost other than some time and a few materials. All you guys sweating over building big stuff with big ticket materials should chill a little and make some small stuff. If it doesn’t work, no big deal. If it works, you’ll be emboldened by your success.
Any way, here’s a preview of one of the gear sets for the project. This is a geneva gear setup. One revolution of the right gear rotates the left gear 1/5th of a revolution. Stay tuned (but don’t hold your breath … this is probably going to take a while).
Dragons slain. Damsels rescued. No reasonable request refused ... unless the dragon's really big. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. ~ Leonardo da Vinci You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have. ~Oscar Wilde http://profhenrys.blogspot.com