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Project by johnhutchinson posted 07-20-2016 07:43 PM 1157 views 3 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Because the Dynamo Men keep replicating themselves—don’t ask—I decided to put a few of them to work on a model of the corporate world I occupied for many years. God, I miss it … NOT !!!

Actually, this was an experiment to test the limits of a tiny 30-rpm animation motor with 15/30/60 compound gearing.
It works, so now I’m left wondering about its ultimate potential. I’ll keep experimenting until I see smoke.

The gear train alone runs like a Rolex, but hooking up the guys produced some jerking. I’m blaming that on the overachieving jerk at the front of the pack and Newtonian physics.

Could be better, but it ain’t broke, so I ain’t gonna fix it.

You’ll find the obligatory video here … https://vimeo.com/175593259

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"





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madts

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#1 posted 07-20-2016 07:45 PM

Very cool John

—Madts.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 07-20-2016 07:47 PM

You must have a lot of fun in your shop. Great as always.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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johnhutchinson

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#3 posted 07-20-2016 07:55 PM

Thanks, guys. I made two at once and this is the simple one.

I’ll post the ULTIMATE Dynamo Men Lamp next week.

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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mahdee

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#4 posted 07-20-2016 07:56 PM

Those lost factory jobs sure miss e’m… Next one should be a speed rowboat solar powered with a remote control.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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johnhutchinson

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#5 posted 07-20-2016 08:03 PM



You must have a lot of fun in your shop.
- Monte Pittman

It’s more like agony. :-)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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htl

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#6 posted 07-20-2016 08:43 PM

Just love your creations, their so much fun.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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doubleDD

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#7 posted 07-20-2016 09:31 PM

I was morel like the guy in front, but worked with the guys in the back. ha ha. Love it John and so true in the real world.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Julian

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#8 posted 07-20-2016 09:49 PM

That’s great. Looks like those corporate guys have beer bellies.

-- Julian

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johnhutchinson

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#9 posted 07-20-2016 09:59 PM



Looks like those corporate guys have beer bellies.

- Julian

Close, but no cigar.

Those are martini bellies. :-)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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CFrye

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#10 posted 07-20-2016 10:04 PM

Great job, John! As I read the description (while the photo was loading) I imagined a vertical version with the laborers at the bottom and the ‘fat cat’ taking his leisure at the top! I, too, can relate to being the worker in front. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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johnhutchinson

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#11 posted 07-20-2016 11:14 PM



As I read the description (while the photo was loading) I imagined a vertical version with the laborers at the bottom and the fat cat taking his leisure at the top! – CFrye

I love your vision, Candy !!!
That’s the kind of creative input I’m looking for.

How about a bigger guy at the top, in a slow-moving rocker, with high-speed worker bees at the bottom?

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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George Coles

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#12 posted 07-21-2016 12:00 AM

Maybe you could have a Fat Cat on the right with just his arm moving up and down, directing the coolies down the line. Would surely stir memories for some.

-- George Coles, https://www.jarrahworks.com

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JoeinGa

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#13 posted 07-21-2016 12:09 AM

Having spent 11 years in a manufacturing plant, I can relate !

Worked my ass off going 200mph all the while being totally UNnoticed by the bigwigs. Some guys do JUST BARELY enough to stay employed without gaining any attention to their total lack of work, and the schmuck who does DAMN LITTLE gets all the credit !

Excellent job, John. Your “motion machines” are mesmerizing to watch.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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johnhutchinson

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#14 posted 07-21-2016 12:25 AM



Having spent 11 years in a manufacturing plant, I can relate !

- JoeinGa

Actually, Joe, there are a number of ways to interpret the moving figures.

When I stared my career as an apprentice architect, I spent a lot of time furiously spinning my wheels like the green-gear guy. I matured to a moderate red, and then completed that chapter of my life as a Steady Eddie blue-gear guy.

Speed kills. :-)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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Mean_Dean

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#15 posted 07-21-2016 12:40 AM

Looks like green-gear guy is going to butt heads with red-gear guy!

Another great lamp of yours, John—can’t wait to see next week’s!

-- Dean

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