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242 Gear Sphere by bugman123 242 Gear Sphere by bugman123
Here is a set of 242 interlocking bevel gears arranged to rotate freely along the surface of a sphere. This sphere is composed of 12 blue gears with 25 teeth each, 30 yellow gears with 30 teeth, 60 orange gears with 14 teeth, and 140 small red gears with 12 teeth. I also found 3 other gear tooth ratios that will work, but this one was my favorite because the small gears emphasize the shape of a truncated rhombic triacontahedron. You can also see a better animation here:
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You can see some other large gear sphere animations here:
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catelee2u Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb!!!! Awesome!!! WOWOWOWOW
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:iconkiatlc:
Hi bugman, I am very impressed by this design. Do you have swf format? I need this to do a presentation about Law of Attraction.
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bugman123 Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do not have swf format. Do you know of any free software that I can use to create swf formats?
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:iconkiatlc:
what is your source file then? in what format? You email me and I see whether can get the software to convert it, thanks
kiatlc@gmail.com
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:iconshifter55:
Man, if you could hook one of these up to act as a lamp...
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bugman123 Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Pater, I have been working on a similar design that will act as a lamp. It is taking a long time to complete, but it is almost complete now.
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Scifiwarships Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the coolest thing I have ever seen!
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tiemusa Oct 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Good strong
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:iconschmiegel:
Awesome, awesome! Looks busy like an ants colony! :-)
Is the design of the actual gears yours? They're looking pretty cool!
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