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Project by johnhutchinson posted 09-24-2016 06:39 PM 1142 views 3 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For this chapter in the Dynamo Men saga, the mechanism – a double Geneva Stop – came first.
You can find information on the stop here … https://www.robives.com/mechanisms/geneva

After some careful cutting and sanding, and an hour of tuning, I managed to come up with a working assembly. And then it was on to putting a couple Dynamo Men to work.

I had them facing each other on a platform. Boring. Been there, done that. So I flipped one to create a parallel universe. And because this kind of arrangement can only exist in a zero-gravity environment,
Space Station Dynamo Men became the title for the lamp.

The red balls were an afterthought embellishment, but I think they’re the icing on the cake. Besides generating power for the light bulb, the guys are now exercising with “medicine balls”.

As you’ll see in the video … https://vimeo.com/183931326 ... their timing has to be exact.

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





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madts

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#1 posted 09-24-2016 06:53 PM

John, this is way more that cool. I just love it.

—Madts.

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

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majuvla

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#2 posted 09-24-2016 06:54 PM

Bravo! Good work. I like this partial/slow motion of your figurines.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Monte Pittman

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#3 posted 09-24-2016 07:41 PM

I just think it’s really fun in your shop. Great as always.

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

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johnhutchinson

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#4 posted 09-24-2016 08:08 PM


I just think it s really fun in your shop.

- Monte Pittman

Beats dovetailing.

Just my opinion.

:-)

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

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#5 posted 09-24-2016 08:14 PM

Another amazing piece with the dynamo men.

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htl

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#6 posted 09-24-2016 09:53 PM

Way Way cute and love the weightlessness in the theme.

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

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oldnovice

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#7 posted 09-24-2016 10:06 PM

Got to love those gears!
Another god one John!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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johnhutchinson

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#8 posted 09-24-2016 10:17 PM



Got to love those gears!
Another god one John!

- oldnovice

THEY’RE NOT GEARS. IT’S A DOUBLE GENEVA STOP.

Am I shouting?

:-)

PS—“god” might be a stretch. Nah.

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

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doubleDD

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#9 posted 09-25-2016 12:06 AM

I’m half up and half down about this project. ( Maybe it’s those GEARS ) Every movement is like the tick of a clock.
Cool one John.

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

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johnhutchinson

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#10 posted 09-25-2016 12:16 AM



Every movement is like the tick of a clock.

- doubleDD

Good eye, Dave !!!

The double Geneva Stop—a.k.a gears—is run by a 30-rpm motor.
Because the stop is doubled, the movements are exactly one second apart.

Give yourself a prize. :-)

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

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 09-25-2016 01:28 AM

Those guys work well together ;-) Nice project John. Always fun to watch. Where do you get your motors?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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BobWemm

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#12 posted 09-25-2016 02:38 AM

That is SSOOO cool John. Very imaginative.
Thanks for sharing.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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oldnovice

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#13 posted 09-25-2016 06:49 AM


Got to love those gears!
Another god one John!

- oldnovice

THEY RE NOT GEARS. IT S A DOUBLE GENEVA STOP.

Am I shouting?

:-)

PS—“god” might be a stretch. Nah.

- johnhutchinson

John, are we a little touchy?

This is also Geneva STOP!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Roger

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#14 posted 09-25-2016 12:58 PM

Wow! Far Out!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#15 posted 09-25-2016 01:46 PM

interesting, watched the vedio.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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