The Garden of Mechanical Knowledge. Converting (A) rotary motion into (B) linear motion. Click image to enlarge.
Archives for February 2010
Interestingly, the motion derived from the smooth helical cam is jerky because the ratchet moves it in a series of 12 steps. The pin in the foreground moves back and forth picking a tooth at a time. The follower, the steel lever at top right, on which rests a brass button, is lifted in 12 […]
Miami icebreakerMiami has never seen anything like it before. It’s not me saying that, it’s Dr Andrew R Hirschl, respected dentist of that parish, and he’s talking about the exhibition, which opened at the Miami Science Museum last weekend, an exhibition that runs all the way to September. ‘Amazing, amusing machines combine art and science’ […]
Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre opened their new permanent exhibition in Glasgow at the new Trongate 103 Centre last September. They have a daily programme of performances of their incredible machines, (prices from £4 per adult, and children are free). Sharmanka also do a lot of work with school groups, and other educational activities. http://www.trongate103.com/129,162/partners/sharmanka_kinetic_theatre/ There is […]