Monday, September 24, 2007
a historic differential -or- don't forget the machines
This is the Drexler-Merkle differential gear. It was designed in the mid 90s. I have been told no one was able to simulate it with the casing and bevel posts, until now anyway. The four bevel gears are rotating on little posts bonded to the casing wall. I built it from scratch. I have been trying for the last three weeks or so to get this to work. After a long-ish simulation running over the weekend, I hit pay dirt and there was much rejoicing.