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1st Qtr = "I'm a rambling wreck"
1st Qtr = "I'm a rambling wreck"
2nd Qtr = "I'm a rambling wreck from Ga. Tech"
2nd Qtr = "I'm a rambling wreck from Ga. Tech"
3rd Qtr = "I'm a rambling wreck from Ga. Tech and a hell of an engineer"
3rd Qtr = "I'm a rambling wreck from Ga. Tech and a hell of an engineer"
4th Qtr = "Rambling, gambling hell of an engineer" GONG, GONG, GONG, ...
4th Qtr = "Rambling, gambling hell of an engineer" GONG, GONG, GONG, ...


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[[Image:GT.14.jpg|frameless|200px]]  Laser cut acrylic gear
[[Image:GT.14.jpg|frameless|200px]]  Laser cut acrylic gear


[[Image:GT.15.jpg|frameless|200px]]  Early gear mesh prototype
[[Image:GT.15.jpg|frameless|200px]]  Early gear mesh prototype (masking tape holds frame together)

Revision as of 21:01, 25 January 2012

GT.01.jpg Tech Tower, inspiration for the clock case

GT.02.jpg Jim and Larry at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England in October 2006

GT.03.png Early 2D work on the regulator gear train (click on image to enlarge view)

GT.04.png Early view of the regulator gear train and frame

GT.05.png Early side view of the regulator gear train and frame

GT.06.png Early isometric view of the regulator gear train and frame

GT.07.png Early isometric view of the regulator gear train with front frame pieces removed

GT.08.png The GT seal, used on the clock dial (face)

GT.09.png Escape wheel laser cut profile (approx. 6" diameter)

GT.10.png 72 tooth 10 DP gear laser cut profile (7.2" pitch diameter)

GT.11.png "Rambling Wreck" chime timing chart

1st Qtr = "I'm a rambling wreck"

2nd Qtr = "I'm a rambling wreck from Ga. Tech"

3rd Qtr = "I'm a rambling wreck from Ga. Tech and a hell of an engineer"

4th Qtr = "Rambling, gambling hell of an engineer" GONG, GONG, GONG, ...

GT.12.png An initial gear train layout (milled gears)

GT.13.jpg Assorted milled gears and escape wheel

GT.14.jpg Laser cut acrylic gear

GT.15.jpg Early gear mesh prototype (masking tape holds frame together)