Rubber Band Gear Mechanism
by Skimbal, published
Conceived as a power source for future projects the Gear Mechanism stores and releases rotational energy in rubber bands. The amount of energy stored is dependent on the number of rubber bands used.
My Submission for the rubber band challenge.
A quick video of it in operation. youtube.com/watch?v=3WyimknueMQ
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IF you added a heavy disk to the crank handle, when you released it the force applied to the greater mass should cause the rubberbands to reload. This would cause it to spin down and retorque until all of the potential energy translated out of the device. This creates a kind mechanical alternating current.
To rectify that into a single direction see:
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