This is a time lapse of the building of one full size section of the Chime Generator for the 10,000 Year Clock. Eventually there will be 30 sections like this stacked vertically in an underground chamber leading up to the Clock face chamber. It will be several hundred feet tall. Also note the spiffy 'trilobe' gears, these triangular gears help flatten out the speed and torque curve of driving the mechanism. This version is made of steel, aluminum, and even wood while we sort out the engineering and scaling issues. The next versions will be ceramic, stone, and stainless steel.
You can see more on the Chime Generator here:
The video was shot by Paolo Salvagione, who is also one of the engineers seen in the video. Also seen are Greg Staples - engineer, Chris Rand - lead fabricator, and Jr. his assistant. This was shot over the course of 3 days of work.
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