Thursday, July 24, 2014

geneva drive mechanism animation gif

Science in GIFs: Geneva Drive

The Geneva Drive, or Maltese Mechanism, converts continuous rotational motion into an intermittent ‘tick.’ This is usually responsible for the ticking of the minute and/or second hand in clocks. Via

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