Silent Library – Indian Burn Machine

Posted: 30 June, 2010-Likes: 0-Comments: 1-Categories: Propmaking, Silent Library-Tags: Props, willkrause, silent library

Designing and building this machine was one of my biggest challenges on Silent Library.

Figuring out a way for the hands to rotate around a point where I could place no pivots was tricky – so I made a semicircular track for a set of rollerskate wheels, and attached a pair of silicone hands to the wheels. The hands are moved by steel bars which slide in tracks to convert the circular motion of the motor into the back and forth motion of the hands. Some bearings helped to keep everything running smoothly.


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  • Dave S - 26 August, 2010 -

    Will! I can’t believe you do this! I am amazed…And someone could make some very nice music with recordings of the sounds they make!

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