|Toucan by Paul LaRue|
ps. By using miniature ball bearings on the pendulum axis
it now operates on 6 VDC rather than 9.
I will now build Wee Willie for my first Grand Child (scheduled birth
- New year's day !)
Clayton: "Glorious, Paul! I always expect magnificence out of you, and you never fail. Your Toucan is an absolute beauty. With the use of an acrylic frame, the mechanism looks as though it is floating. That's a totally cool idea!
Thanks also for the heads-up on the bearings for the pendulum. As you know from reading my blog, I detest brass bushings because they increase internal friction. Unfortunately, I had to use one there at the pendulum to keep it tracking correctly. Your bearing idea is truly an improvement if you can decrease your voltage by 33%. Congrats.
Yet another Great PAL creation. Congratulations.