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Author Topic: (Updated with second device!) Clockwork insect or The miniature moving machine!  (Read 2905 times)
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« on: September 21, 2009, 08:24:23 pm »

Today myself and my cousin made this device from some old clock parts (Dont worry they were barely servicable; rusty and missing the hands, case and some other important parts like the hairspring)

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I modified the old brass clock movement to spin freely by taking out the escapement. I soldered a wheel made from a tin can and copper wire to where the hands were previously and I affixed with bolts and a hinge some other wheels on the other side, which were parts from an old tape player and VCR.

When wound it would roll along, under it's own steam Wink It does not like to run on carpet because the main wheel has some sticky out bits that get stuck in the fibers but it runs on newspaper and smooth surfaces just fine! I plan to add some rubber bands to the wheel as tyres for extra grip Smiley

A Video of it in action!
Clockwork Powered Moving Insect Device!DQ



This is what you should be doing with old clock movements! Not sticking thier gears to your guns Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2009, 11:05:30 pm »

Brilliant! Cheesy Simple yet brilliant. Good work sirs!
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2009, 11:31:52 pm »

wow - you make insects and minature steampunks! your cousin looks like he's been having a great time and that is a very strange insect! bravo good sirs Grin
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2009, 12:52:46 am »

Thanks to you both Grin

I'm going to do much more to this, rust up the parts and things, add more insectile looking parts Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2009, 02:20:07 am »

Brilliant! Now I want one.  Sad (jk)
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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2009, 02:29:02 am »

I love it! Just charming.  Thanks for sharing it. :-)
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« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2009, 02:36:36 am »

Brilliant! Now I want one.  Sad (jk)

Diddo! 'cept minus the jk part Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2009, 03:08:56 pm »

Clockwork device 2DQ


Another miniature moving clockwork device, created by myself with similar materials to the last; a clock mechanism, bits of tin can and copper wire, nuts and bolts and a wheel from a cassette player. However this one also uses a rubber band as a tyre for more friction and one of the wheels is made from the hair-spring balance wheel I removed in order to make the it spin that fast Smiley

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P.S> this one was also nicely patinated in places with my own salt and water vapour patinating methods Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2009, 03:29:08 pm »

Lovely work, inspired
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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2009, 04:36:18 pm »

Lovely work, inspired
Heartily seconded, really excellent. markf
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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2009, 05:47:30 pm »

It's beautiful!
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