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Meshing small gears
« on: November 03, 2016, 12:18:49 am »
I recently discovered that the smallest sized gears can mesh if you arrange them like in the picture.

You can use this to make two gears turn the opposite direction in the space of one blue rod.

Hopefully this is helpful.

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Re: Meshing small gears
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2016, 02:35:43 am »
Thanks so much for this! This will make working with gears so much easier! :)
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Re: Meshing small gears
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2016, 07:32:46 pm »
Oh my gosh this will be so helpful :D
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Re: Meshing small gears
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2016, 10:46:05 pm »
oh thanks for the tip it s usefull !
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Re: Meshing small gears
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2016, 06:48:23 pm »
That's really neat!! I think I know some uses for it >:D
 I know another way, but it requires snap on gears :/ I'll try to explain:

In the cyber-k'nex ultra set, one motor controls 2 actions. That's done by making this:
- attach 4 y-clip connectors to 2 orange connectors. Push 2 white rods in the 4 y-clip ends, the normal way. Then, if they aren't, make it so that the 2 orange connectors are together on 1 side of the white rods, for instance, left. Then put two snap-on gears on the white rod. ( www.knexusergroup.org.uk/acatalog/info_K91324?region=uk ) Then, the motor and the driving gear are on a rod in the middle.

How the mechanism works:
If the motor and the middle gear turn left, the whole structure is turned around left, due to the friction of the snap-on gears. This way, one of the snap-on gears can engage in another gear that drives a motion. If the middle gear is turned right, the structure turns again, removing the connection between the existing gears and making it in the other place.
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Re: Meshing small gears
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2017, 06:41:51 pm »
! :O I need this for my new build! Thank god I'm viewing these old topics
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