Fractal gears


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11 Responses:

  1. J. Peterson says:

    I keep impulsively scrolling the mouse wheel to zoom in.

  2. Andrew says:

    Waiting for a turtles fractal

  3. Karellen says:

    At first I was blown away by this, and then I noticed that the gears change shape as they turn. Now I'm conflicted, and can't figure out if that's cheating or not. Could this be done in a way that's physically plausible?

    • Pavel Lishin says:

      No in Euclidean space, as far as I'm aware.

    • jwz says:

      The many-angled ones who dwell at the bottom of the Mandelbrot set got no time for your Cartesian jibba-jabba.

    • Ben says:

      If you view it as a 2D representation of a 3D arrangement, then it seems possible. The gears aren't deforming, they're sloped away from the camera. The gear train is getting progressively further away with the greatest distance at the sigmoid.

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