Machine with Concrete – Arthur Ganson

“This machine was inspired by dreaming about gear ratios and considering the unexpected implications of exponential powers.” – from YT video

A kinetic sculpture of connected gears called “Machine with Concrete.” The 1st gear turns at 200 rpm and the last gear is stuck in concrete. It can still run because each gear set reduces the turning speed, meaning that the last gear only revolves every 2 trillion years.

First (drive) gear: 200 RPM

Second:4 RPM

Third: 4.8 rev/hour

Fourth: 1 rev/10.4 hours

Fifth: 1 rev/3.1 weeks

Sixth: 1 rev/2.98 years

Seventh: 1 rev/149 years

Eighth: 1 rev/7452 years

Ninth: 1 rev/372,600 years

Tenth: 1 rev/18.6 million years

Eleventh: 1 rev/932 million years

Twelfth: 1 rev/47 billion years

Thirteenth: 1 rev/2.3 trillion years” – manufacturist

– J

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About Ossington

I often think but seldom share these thoughts. And if the product of my thinking is to affect anything but my own sense of satisfaction, then surely it must be shared. Here you may try to know what I believe to know.
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