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December 10, 2013

Working Gears

Filed under: Digital Fabrication — Mia @ 3:58 pm



A white frame has fourteen acrylic gears in it. A motor on the back turns the gears.

The back of the gears frame has a clear acrylic cover that reveals the motor and right angle gear box.

This closeup image of the gears shows the burgundy, green, dark blue and light blue transparent acrylic colors.

Laser cutting was the emphasis of this Digital Fabrication project. Building a set of 24-pitch gears in Adobe Illustrator was a time-consuming challenge. I designed a back frame cover to reveal the inner workings of the motor, right angle gear box, and power connection. The 1/16″ laser-cut latches fit perfectly to secure the project in the shadow box frame. I’ve made several trips to Plasticare this semester!

The close-up image was captured during class critique by our Digital Fabrication instructor, Brian Evans.

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