Tech Tower is the inspiration for the clock case. Early 2D and 3D modeling efforts are shown. Note that the pendulum and the full height of the clock case are not yet included.
Jim and Larry at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England in October 2006
Early 2D work on the regulator gear train (click on image to enlarge view)
Front view of the early regulator gear train and frame development
Early side view of the regulator gear train and frame
Early isometric view of the regulator gear train and frame
Early isometric view of the regulator gear train with front frame pieces removed
Close-up of the escape wheel area
Close-up of the great wheel area
The GT seal, planned to be used on the clock dial (face)
Escape wheel laser cut profile (approx. 6" diameter)
72 tooth 10 DP gear laser cut profile (7.2" pitch diameter)
"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, ...
An initial gear train layout (milled gears)
Prototype milled gears and escape wheel (for high-end clock)
Laser cut acrylic gear (low-end development work)
Early gear mesh prototype (masking tape holds frame together)
YouTube linke to an animation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itsAtmS8PZA&feature=youtu.be
Early investigations into the chiming and gonging linkages