In a fantastic "back to the future" moment, the fine folks at the 507movements.com website have created a wonderful resource for any maker, designer, or builder that makes things that move.
Basically, they've created a Web version of the classic technical reference Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements by Henry T. Brown. (The original printed edition came out in 1868!)
As the title of both the original book and the website suggest, here are five hundred and seven drawings of mechanical movements -- from two simple gears meshing to a labyrinthine collection of intricate pulley arrangements.
The beauty of the website is that they are now animating each of the 507 drawings so you can see the mechanisms in action!
Definitely worth a look (and worth bookmarking for future reference!) so click on over to the 507movements.com website to see the entire collection!
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