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MAE 184 – Spring ’09 Page1 of 3 Clock Project Notes These notes are meant only as a guide with some suggestions as to how you might accomplish some of the tasks associated with the Clock Project. They generally are not meant to be followed step by step and should not hamper your creativity in relation to the project. Gear – Train Layout: The easiest way I found to lay out the gear train by creating the back plate for the clock roughly in its final shape and then drawing a gear-layout sketch on its surface, representing each gear with a construction circle whose diameter is the gear’s pitch circle diameter. By starting with your central shaft where you want it, you can lay out the gear-train as appropriate by simply constraining the pitch circles tangent to each other where the gears mesh. Once the layout is accomplished, the shape of the back-plate can be reshaped if it is deemed necessary. Different groups will have different layouts and may have differing numbers of gears. In the example on the
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course MAE 184 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Syracuse.

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