Friday, June 1, 2007

more on Ferguson's mechanical paradox today

Instead of just chopping a hole through the silicon carbide slab, I backed up a step and inserted some bushings. They might be a tad bit tight, but I ran a quick simulation of the "A-wheel" turning through them and everything held. I also worked on the "thick B-wheel". Next I will add the other two spacer rings on each of the pinions and run another simulation, but not tonight; I need to run out and buy some Visine.

The atom count is over 8,300.

More to follow.

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