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rod


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Posted: 2016-11-17 14:51
The Geneva Mechanism is one of my favourites:



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rod


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Posted: 2016-11-17 15:15
Reciprocate Gear Mechanism

chiral3
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Posted: 2016-11-17 15:38
Not as pretty but always interesting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZF5k4L_YAo

I went through a phase years ago (ok, almost 20) when I got a little obsessed with building mechanical oscillators with chaotic orbits.

Nonius is Satoshi Nakamoto. 物の哀れ

billWalker


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Posted: 2016-11-17 15:55
Sprinkler Gear mechanism:


"Plausible regularities may be present but swamped by changes in attendant circumstances." Ole Peters

rod


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Posted: 2016-11-17 22:18
A walking bike:



vinpao


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Posted: 2016-11-17 23:28
Wintergatan

the "how it works" videos explain the maddening genius behind it.

jslade


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Posted: 2016-11-17 23:31
re: walking bikes; have a look at Karel Zeman's movies; I think he had one of these in "the stolen airship."

Also, Jos de Vink makes very cool artistic heat engines:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qc-aQzeVb8

"Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious."

rod


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Posted: 2016-11-18 23:07
The Wintergatan Marble Machine is very impressive! Coolest finding of 2016!

Speaking of marbles, Matthias Wandel built a rudimentary digital computer out of wood. The ingenious Binary Marble Adding Machine is, basically, a 6-bit adder that runs on gravity and uses mechanical flip-flops for memory storage.







rod


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Posted: 2016-11-18 23:10
Here's a video of the Binary Marble Adding Machine.

chiral3
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Posted: 2016-11-19 01:47
Rod, you and a CNC machine would be a dangerous combination.

Nonius is Satoshi Nakamoto. 物の哀れ

rod


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Posted: 2016-11-20 11:31
LEGO Antikythera Mechanism

rod


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Posted: 2016-11-20 11:50
A lovely 10-minute video from Chevrolet on how the differential gear works.

katastrofa


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Posted: 2016-11-27 23:31
magnetic motor

rod


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Posted: 2016-12-07 18:32
Reuleaux triangle intermittent mechanism


katastrofa


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Posted: 2016-12-11 22:29
Radial engine
Part 1
Part 2

mu


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Posted: 2019-09-27 06:58
You shouldn't mention walking wooden structures without mentioning Theo Jansen.

https://www.youtube.com/user/strandbeestfilm/videos

jslade


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Posted: 2021-01-12 17:21
One of my favorite youtube machine shop/clockmaking channels is reconstructing the Antikytheria mechanism using something like techniques available in Roman times:



https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZioPDnFPNsHnyxfygxA0to4RXv4_jDU2

And while I'm at it, just look at this thing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojdmaUYZNR8&feature=youtu.be

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Posted: 2021-04-19 08:27
That astro-skeleton clock looks... complicated!

Also a huge fan of clickspring. My inspiration to buy a lathe which I'll never use.

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Posted: 2021-04-20 22:29
>My inspiration to buy a lathe which I'll never use.

You should buy one. Worst thing which will happen, you'll never use it, just like some sportscoat you bought and never wore. I futz with mine even though it's tiny and makes a godawful mess, and feel like I've decreased the entropy after turning chunks of iron into chips, even when I make junk parts.

"Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious."
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