I know that Jim and Jason are clock lovers, so I figured you would appreciate this:
I have always been interested in gears and would love for one of you to give a hands-on presentation about them. Given the number of gears that Jim has brought in and the fact that there’s a laser cutter in the space, it could be the basis for some interesting projects.
I have often considered creating an upscaled pocket watch movement...
something like an ETA 6497
http://www.ofrei.com/images/www.ofrei.com-np6497bsb.jpg ... imagine it
~10" wide? Would be neat!
I’ve actually had a clockwork lock mechanism in mind for a little while that I’m hoping to put some real work in on this summer.
Check out these parametric 3d printable clockwork generating scripts. Pretty incredible.