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    I had no idea Lego has building blocks like this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwXK...ature=youtu.be.

    You probably know that a googol, if written out, is "1" followed by a hundred zeroes. A googol is vastly larger than the number of elementary particles in the universe.

    If you could load this gearing for zero backlash, this might have use in a physics experiment involving light (or gravity waves ). Shifting a mirror by a zeptometer would be duck soup.
    Last edited by aostling; 05-27-2020, 05:30 PM.
    Allan Ostling

    Phoenix, Arizona

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    google is a search engine/advertising company.... a googol is 1 with 100 zeros. Are you making using belt reductions or planetary gears? It'd be a lot of 3d printing
    in Toronto Ontario - where are you?

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    • #3
      this is close enough approximation to infinity:1 gearing.
      You can use all the energy in the universe to spin that small gear and the final shaft haven't made single turn yet!
      Location: Helsinki, Finland, Europe

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      • #4
        Arthur Ganson I believe started this all with his "Machine in concrete"

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5q-BH-tvxEg
        I just need one more tool,just one!

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        • #5
          Where was that when I was a kid? I would have been all over that- mixing it with the mechano set.
          I seldom do anything within the scope of logical reason and calculated cost/benefit, etc- I'm following my passion-

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mcgyver View Post
            google is a search engine/advertising company.... a googol is 1 with 100 zeros.
            Thanks for the correction. I wish I could change the misspelled title.

            Allan Ostling

            Phoenix, Arizona

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            • #7
              Originally posted by MattiJ View Post
              this is close enough approximation to infinity:1 gearing.
              !
              That is easy and no gears needed. Just disconnect the output shaft
              Helder Ferreira
              Setubal, Portugal

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              • #8
                Another example...

                Regards, Marv

                Home Shop Freeware - Tools for People Who Build Things
                http://www.myvirtualnetwork.com/mklotz

                Location: LA, CA, USA

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                • #9
                  Well my opinion of Lego is raised a couple of notches, I would rather see a system of gearing in steel or brass with steel frame/parts as Meccano. Plastic is OK I guess but snap together parts? I guess I am just a retro Meccano fan.

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                  • #10
                    That's pretty slick. I could actually see a fair number of the components used having application in the home shop!

                    Lego has come a long way since it was new when I was a kid and was mostly just for building little model buildings.
                    Chilliwack BC, Canada

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                    • #11
                      Lego Technic has gears, motors, roller chains, tank treads, differentials, pneumatic pumps, cylinders, linear actuators, etc. I've been 3d Printing lego gears fairly recently if you followed any of my posts.

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