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Geodesic Dome Gear by bugman123 Geodesic Dome Gear by bugman123
These spiral bevel gears are arranged to rotate freely along a spherical surface. This image shows 92 gears (32 large blue gears plus 60 small red gears) arranged on the faces of the dual of a geodesic dome.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional
sweet job
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TaffGoch Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
I haven't given up on producing an animated version of your concept.

I based my initial feasibility study, instead, on a buckyball with 92 gears. (I think one of us is wrong about gear count.)

Getting the gears to mesh, properly, was half calculation and half luck. (Okay, maybe 75% luck!)

92 Gears - Feasibility Study

Your model inspired me to give it a go. Thanks! :handshake:

-Taff
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bugman123 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oops, my total was correct, but my blue count was only including the larger blue gears, which was clearly wrong. There are actually two different sizes of blue gears in my model: 20 large bue gears and 12 small blue gears. Now I have made the correction. Anyway, congratulations on figuring out how to mesh the teeth together quite nicely.
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April 14, 2011
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