Saturday, March 3, 2007

getting started with a small bearing

Above is a picture of a molecular bearing I constructed using a tutorial for NanoEngineer-1. The entire process took about an hour, but I imagine much of that was due to learning the software and the speed of my trusty old Toshiba Laptop. In the future I am sure I can get better renderings and even animated simulations. The atom break down is as follows:

White - Hydrogen
Yellow - Sulfur
Black - Silicon
Gray - Carbon
Red - Oxygen

The idea is the inner sleeve, encased in sulfur, is allowed to rotate inside of the silicon/carbon outer ring, just like...well, a bearing. I will go into greater detail on the functioning of these machines in the future. More posts to follow...


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