A Möbius Gear?

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A Möbius Gear?

I love this Möbius Gear design, made by Aaron Hoover for a Procedural Solid Modeling class back in 2009. It looks impossible at first glance, but the trick is that the inside gear is actually made from a flexible material, so it can deform as it spins around the fixed outer gear.

There’s also a different gear arrangement referred to as a Möbius Gear, though I think that technically it’s more of a Möbius Gear Train. Has anyone attempted to actually build one?

[Thanks, Xander!]

2 thoughts on “A Möbius Gear?

  1. Aaron Hoover says:

    Hi Matt,

    Just to clarify, I made the gear back in 2006. But, I recompiled the LaTeX report in 2009, hence the date on that.


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