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David C. Roy

David C. Roy
Each kinetic sculpture is a wooden machine designed to produce interesting patterns. A simple winding sets them in motion where they entertain for hours with random patterns and soft sounds. The sculptures move solely by the controlled release of energy from a spring. No other motor, battery or power source is used. David designs and builds each sculpture in a small workshop located in Ashford, Connecticut. All are created either in limited editions or as one-of-a kind sculptures.

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Understand 1,700 Mechanical Linkages with these Helpful Animations Mr. Đức thắng Nguyễn (Duc Thang Nguyen) is an engineer from Vietnam. Since his retirement in 2002, he has being working on an amazing animated 3D catalog of mechanical contraptions. Using Autodesk Inventor as a tool, he has documented over 1,700 mechanisms. All from gears, couplings, clutches, differentials to detailed examples of movement conversions.

Penda Continues to Push Bamboo with Rising Canes at Beijing Design Week From the architect. Following up a year of development, Penda has unveiled their installation for Beijing Design Week (BJDW) 2015 – Rising Canes, a structural system made entirely of bamboo and ropes. Meant to be a speculation system for larger developments, the installation is fully modular, ecological and easy to expand in every direction. Bamboo was chosen as the main construction material for its long traditional roots in China and fantastic structural capability, as well as part of a desire to fight its current obscurity as a construction material. From the architect: For our Pavilion for the BJDW, no nails or screws were used and all materials are 100% recyclable. Furthermore the Bamboo does not get drilled in the process.

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Siegfried and Roy by Pierre Mayer : Cabaret Mechanical Theatre The latest piece from Pierre Mayer is a homage to the legendary Las Vegas performers. The illusion that they perform here is known as The Substitution Trunk, and was popularised by Houdini. 50% Deposit with order Balance payable on shipping Delivery approx 4 to 6 weeks. Downloads Collected on this page are all of the downloads for the clocks. This includes the drawings for the clocks in PDF format which are available for free. Simply click on the highlighted link under Free Files. You will need to have Adobe Acrobat loaded for the files to be opened so if you don’t have it you will need to get it loaded. You will need to wait a few seconds for anything to appear but be patient it will appear. The premium files are arranged under the clock headings and offerings vary for each clock.

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Remontoire for Woodenclocks After developing the design of the Woodenclocks Gravity escapement to the point where it was working quite accurately I had started to think if there might be something else I could do with the clock design to improve the the overall efficiency of the clocks. I had always had problems with the gear train working smoothly and consistently, so this seemed a reasonable area to look at more carefully. By the nature of a clock the gear train is going to have to start and stop with each action of the escapement, so when the escapement is engaged, the gear train stops moving and when it releases it will start moving again, this happens with every tick of the clock. The problem here is that each engagement of the escapement involves a certain amount of friction, and two types of friction at that. Remontoire action One the ways to reduce the static friction in the drive train is to introduce a remontoire , the simplest type of remontoire invented by Robert Robin in 1772. Conclusion

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