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clock gearbox

Teaches an old clock a new trick
Anyone ever try to modify one of those cheap battery operated analog clock mechanisms as gear train?  It would make an extremely lightweight gearbox for small bot. … Read more

Clock movement as lightweight gearbox

Anyone ever try to modify one of those cheap battery operated analog clock mechanisms as gear train?  It would make an extremely lightweight gearbox for small bot.

Some quick research on the web provided some insight on how these things work:

http://www.explainthatstuff.com/quartzclockwatch.html

Then I tore open a broken clockwork that's been sitting around for ages. OK, I tore it open first, then did the research. ; j