Triple Cam & Gear
An Essential Mechanism to download and make.
Triple cam and gear Essential Mechanism. Turn the handle and the cam shaft turns at just under half speed actuating three cam followers as it does so.
Make this project as an exercise in pure paper engineering or as the starting point for your own character based paper automata. As always, paid subscribers to this newsletter can download the parts file at the foot of this newsletter.
The project uses a gear to slow the turn of the cams giving you more time for your automata to tell its story.
This paper engineering project is available to download here and comes with all the parts ready to print out as well as fully illustrated instructions
To compliment the Triple Cam & Gear project you can also download a mini-zine full of ideas of how you can use the mechanism as a starting point for your own automata projects. Print out the sheet into a single sheet then with a bit of deft cutting and folding transform it into an eight page mini zine!
Parts and instructions are available here or as a free download to paid subscribers below. Thanks for your support!