Now that we’ve got GEARS, what are we gonna do…. with it?

Our original plan was to make the gears based on time- the large gear rotating once every 24 cranks (symbolizing a day.) Throughout our brainstorming, the concept morphed into time warping and eventually we landed on Alice in Wonderland. Some inspiration:

So, we changed the gears to the appropriate size, then added a cam to place the cheshire cat.

We built the box to measured specs.

We assembled the gears, taking into account very important things like:

  • The distance between the gears and the floor (propped up with washers)
  • The location of the gears on each dowel
  • What dowels get glued to gears and which get glued to the base
  • The order of assembly

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