Sliding Structure

The starting point was the choice of the power that puts the model in motion – this power is gravity. The model slides down a rope and the mechanism converts the energy of sliding to rotate the joints. That’s why we needed to 3d print not only joints, but also the gears. Furthermore we needed to laser cut other details, to make the process more profitable. The joints were produced in the way that the model can rotate infinitely.

Printed details:

Upper joints: 6 Lower joints: 6 45 degrees inclinated gears: 2 13 degrees inclinated gears: 6