Wave Machine & Goose!
A Bell Crank #STEAMjunk project
This #STEAMjunk project uses a bell crank to convert the rotary motion of the crank into a side to side waving action. Beads and paperclips make up the crank and bell crank mechanism which is mounted on a cork base.
The downloadable file includes the parts and instructions for you to make your own wave machine, you’ll need to add a cork, some paper clips and small glass beads.
If you were to miss out final step of the waving hand you will have a good starting point for your own crank based automata projects. Perhaps you could add a ship rocking in a storm or a pecking bird or a giraffe swaying its long neck side to side! Let you imagination run free!
I’ve updated the project to include the parts and instruction for this goose. If you had already bought the original you’ll be able to go into your account and download the goose file for no extra charge. Paid subscribers of this newsletter can download both projects at the end of this newsletter.
As always members of www.robives.com and paid subscribers to this newsletter can download the Wave Machine and Goose file and the files in all previous newsletter posts for free at the bottom of each newsletter page, thanks for your support! Non members can join in the fun for £2.50 or equivalent here or become a paid subscriber here …