Growing wire

“Making Things interactive” assignment 7:Mechanical Automaton. I use two rows of wood wrapped by plastic pipe in parallel to pull the wire up. Beside raising the wire, the big gear in the bottom also make the wire spin. So the wire raises and spins just like a growing plant.

I made the gears using Laser Cutter Machine


the small gears and the box are made of  hardboard, the big black gear is acrylic, and the stick is brass rod.

The two wood cylinders are wrapped by clear PVC pipe.

Finally, Super Glue is always a good friend.



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