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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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electrofire55 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student Photographer
woooooooooooaaaaaaaah!!!
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catelee2u Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb!!!! Awesome!!! WOWOWOWOW
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kiatlc Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
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 Featured By Owner 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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kiatlc Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
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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Shifter55 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Man, if you could hook one of these up to act as a lamp...
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bugman123 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is the coolest thing I have ever seen!
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TaffGoch Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Yikes!
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tiemusa Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Good strong
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