Hollow Knotted Gear

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    White nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.

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The green knot revolves twice, making three full rotations along the way. It forms a rectangular cross section and a triangular hole.

The blue knot revolves three times, making two full rotations along the way. It forms a triangular cross section and a rectangular hole.

The two knots fit perfectly together, and only orbit each other by moving together.

Inspired by Oskar van Deventer's original Knotted Gear: http://www.shapeways.com/model/11915/knotted_gear.html

The first few rotations of the knots will feel a bit rough, but once you gently rotate them ten to twenty times, they smooth out. Also, the knots rotate much easier in one direction than in the other.


IN: 2.833 w x 1.598 d x 1.772 h
CM: 7.196 w x 4.06 d x 4.5 h


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Thanks! It seems rugged enough, although it wouldn't survive being stepped on. It is very lightweight and very flexible, which helps.
May 1, 2010, 4:21 pm
Nice! Also a gearing ratio of 2:3, I see. How rugged is it? Oskar
May 1, 2010, 11:58 am


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