Thursday, September 6, 2007
diamondoid spur gears at 90GHz
They could mesh a little better, but making them thicker will probably help that. However they are pretty robust, and the black background really makes them pop. I guess now I'll try to break them.
If I took a little shortcut and used rotary jigs for bearings instead of atomistic shafts, I could build and simulate a system using around a hundred or so of these gears with my two main computers. It would take a month to simulate one iteration, but it would be worth it. Adding shafts and casings would really increase the atom count fast. But I have developed some pretty sophisticated hiding techniques, so I could build and insert little chunks at a time. We'll see. I still need to design the thing first.