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Gear Cube Assembled StillShots by billybob884 Gear Cube Assembled StillShots by billybob884
UPDATE 2

As the original artist has finally, and quite suddenly, decided to release his template for the gear cube, and has...less than politely asked me to remove mine, I've agreed to take down my template, since in all fairness it was originally his idea, even if it was abandoned for 5+ years...

I will still be willing to provide support on it for those that already have the template, so don't hesitate to ask

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First things first: THIS IS NOT AN ORIGINAL WORK. At least, not entirely. While I did design and build this particular instance of the gear cube, the rights to the original idea (and inspiration behind my attempt) go to Hiraku Nakamura, who only recently released/began selling his template (for the gear heart anyway, the cube has still yet to be released).

This one's got a little history to it. Videos and pictures of the original heart-version have been floating around the internet for several years now. When I first saw the cube-version some time ago, I decided to try my hand at making my own. At the time, there was no real information available, let alone a parts release, so I had to model one myself.

It ended up being a disaster. The gears meshed nicely on the outside, but when I tried to use it, the inner edges caught where they shouldn't have, some of the axes ended up being off-centered, the gears in the gearbox kept slipping and ended up partially crushing each other... ugh.

Long story short, it didn't work, and I ended up having to put it aside to concentrate on life for a little while, until recently when my muse started jabbing me to try again.

All this aside, I present my attempt at a working replica! The cube itself came out to 8" (20cm) long, 8" (20cm) wide, and 8" (20cm) high (including the gearbox makes it 12" (30.5cm) wide and 16.5" (42cm) high).

Please note however, this model isn't solely paper; I used liberal amounts of cardboard, wooden dowels for the axes, a plastic straw for the "drive shaft", and hot glue in a few places. I go into a full explanation in the instructions.

Now that I know this gear configuration works, it should be easy to do just about any other design that will fit around the core... maybe I'll experiment with making a few other templates.






Gear Cube Assembled Animated
Gear Cube PDF of Pages 1-27
Gear Cube PePaKuRa PDO Files
Gear Cube Instruction Pack








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Have you built this or one of my other models? Feel free to let me know how hard you thought they were!
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Krauthaus Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
How do you assembled the gear parts on the core? :)
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EmmuArt Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Can you mail me the pep file, please, I have looking for it in all sites but there is not link avalible, and i wont pay 40 buck for just a file, please (kirasama_kirasama@yahoo.com) Thanks ;D, by the way, thats a really great work, Sorry for my english.
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Bonfi96 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
where can i download it?
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billybob884 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
read the description
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SonicEdge7 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is insane!!!!!!
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ShutUp0007 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Ahh... It looks so cool, but such a pain at the same time...
Nonetheless, it looks really cool, it's a nice design!
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billybob884 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
it actually wasn't that hard, just a big time-sink
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ShutUp0007 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Damn, but it looks so hard! Kudos!
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