I am excited to announce that on 2/17/17 we are going to be hosting another Easel Class Live on Youtube!
The topic? GEAR-MANIA
I myself (who has never made anything with a gear before) started out with making a peg board and using the gear app to make some basic sizes of gears.
Here is the easel file I started with: http://easel.inventables.com/projects/ZiJGpdfjOo0qvCHMvlxPsQ
I played around with that, and decided it would be fun to learn how to make two hands "clap" with using gears.
After this rough prototype, I was feeling pretty good. A friend pointed out that the bottom gear could be rolled to actuate the gears.
That opened up my brain to think about how to make a little animal toy that would roll and have it's limbs move. So I worked on the gear camel!
It was super fun to figure out how to get that working, here is the project and Easel file:
As you can see, I am still working on the gear elephant. But, I promise will be awesome...
So, even if you have NO idea where to start with gears, cut some out and play around. You will be surprised how fun it is and how easy it is to develop projects.
Below, please share the most whimsical or technical creation you have made with gears!