This machine was inspired by dreaming about gear ratios and considering the unexpected implications of exponential powers. Each worm/worm gear pair reduces the speed of the motor by 1/50th. Since there are 12 pairs of gears, the final speed reduction is calculated by (1/50)12. The implications are quite large. With the motor turning around 200 [...]
A behind-the-scenes look at the restoration of a 1956 Vendo 44 Coke machine.
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An incredible video posted over at Gizmodo of a thread wrapping machine used to join pieces of wood together to make furniture. The furniture is the work of Anton Alvarez.