Reciprocating Rack and Pinion

Make a reciprocating rack pinion mechanism that moves round and round!


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Reciprocating Rack and Pinion
Learn how to create an automated geared mechanism with hypnotic motion. Use the Adafruit CRICKIT and Circuit Playground Express to make it dance! This is a mechanism for converting rotary motion to linear oscillating motion. The gear appears to bounce back and forth as it continuously rotates. As the wheel spins, the gear turns and oscillates between two tracks. It emits clacks and sloshes sound while in motion creating the sense of white noise. The teeth engage the lower track as it rotates. When it has travels the length of the slot, the teeth clears the end of the track and catches the teeth in the upper part of the track.

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40ebe40b00617b6af43d76ba8d1e8762?default=blank&size=40Jfm20 added this to the Electronique lego collection ago
Mini adafruit tcavatarNoe + Pedro Ruiz published this design ago