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Machine with Concrete

Machine with Concrete is a gear train consisting of twelve pairs of worms and gears, each of which reduces the rotational velocity of the system by 1/50. The input shaft is constantly driven at 200 rpm, and the output shaft thus turns at (1/50)12 of that speed, at which rate, Ganson writes, “it will take well over two trillion years before the final gear makes but one turn.”

The punchline, of course, is that the final gear is embedded in a block of solid concrete.

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Starry Night interactive visualisation

Petros Vrellis has used OpenFrameworks (which I used for my Kinect Pong demo) to create a beautiful fluid flow simulation of the famous Van Gogh painting ‘Starry Night’
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