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Ultimate Reduction - a billion to one gearing 3d printed

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Ultimate Reduction is a concatenation of three stages of Grinder-Gears-style gear reductions. Each stage provides a reduction of 1024 to 1, which is 32 squared. So three stages achieve 1024^3 = 1073741824 to 1. That is a bit over a billion to one. The purpose of this object is to demonstrate the extreme compactness of this type of mechanism. The volume of this gearing system is 81 cm^3, about half of which is the big hole in the center.

Whereas a billion to one may be a bit too much, a single stage of 1024:1 may have some useful applications. People have suggested precision telescopes and microscopes.

Watch the YouTube video.
Read at the Shapeways Forum.
Read more at the Non-Twisty Puzzles Forum.

Please order a 3D-printed do-it-yourself kit from Shapeways at this page (check with Oskar about screws), or contact Oskar directly if you are interested in obtaining a fully colored and assembled sample of this gear system.

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Ultimate Reduction - a billion to one gearing
White Strong & Flexible Polished
Width
8.7 cm
Height
8.5 cm
Depth
5.6 cm

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