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Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by ouit, May 9, 2017.

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  1. ouit


    May 9, 2017
    For a project i am making a sculpture. I want to have moving gears which will be telling a story combined with a projected animation. I need the gears to spin and stop during a specific point in the animation (as if the machine breaks down) and then turn back on again. I would like to have the speed of the gears change throughout the animation but its not a must.
    I have no idea on how to go about doing this. I dont have any experience with electronic components, i do have a (very) basic undestanding of electricity (amp's, volt, ohm's etc.)
    I would like to learn how to do these things, but i am struggeling with reasearch because i have nothing to go by.
    And can i somehow connect the animation and the gears so that they start simultaniously using one starting signal.

    many thanks

    P.S. I hope you can understand my english, there might be mistakes because it is not my native language.
  2. davenn

    davenn Moderator

    Sep 5, 2009
    welcome to EP :)

    would be fun

    and with that admission, I have to be blatantly honest with you .... this is not a project for a beginner ... animatronics ( basically robotics) is a very involved topic
    you would need a or some friends who are well skilled with both electronics and mechanics
    Do you have some school friends who are good at those things ?
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