On 15 Maj, 11:37, JT <jonas.thornv...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 15 Maj, 11:35, JT <jonas.thornv...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > > > > > > > > It turns out a XOR is possible with gearwheels.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2UVb7QfMqY > > > Could be fun and certainly educational to use LEGO to construct the > > early mechanical calculators? Probably some patents come in the way, > > but maybe a lego original, construct the primitive arithmetic > > operations and put together. > > And why not ciphermachines out of LEGO > > > Building horology clocks out of LEGO do not seem that impossible, of > > course they would hardly last half a millenia, but a little plastic > > with siliconcoating goes a long way, and if you could make the > > gearwheels out of carbon fibers, they would probably outlast the > > ones > > of metal.http://www.suspart.com/news/carbon-fiber-gear-wheel-research > > > What would be real fun a shaft and gear wheel emulator where you just > > throw out 3D gearwheels on a sheet tell how many tooths, resize them > > with mouse or fingers an outofit function to make them connect. > > Build > > your own watch emulator ;D > > > It also would be nice if the gearwheel emulator did not fuck up at > > (Mathematica and wolfram) n tooths the infamouse n-tooths fuckup bug. > > > (monkey arithmetic soultion) n = -1???? for equation > > 0.49999999999= (n/2-1)/n > > > Because i can not stand bad arithmetic either in Mathematica, Wolfram > > or in engineering. > > Todays mathematicians a bit dunse i guess. > > Show me the dunse set again.
With the event of molcular microbiology you think that gearwheel mechanics will come into fashion again, for the startrek people maybe engineering not that exciting, but it is certainly useful in almost everything.