Dimensions: 6 feet by 3 feet by 5 feet high
Description: This exhibit consists of a 6’ x 3’ table, with an approximately 2.5’ high back. Both the horizontal and vertical surface of the table are covered with metal, to which the magnet-tipped posts of gears of varying sizes stick. Some gears are permanently stuck to the surface and when spun, they have a pay-off (they move an accordion which makes music, or hit a bell, or cause optical illusions to spin). The goal is to move the magnetically attached gears so they interlock with the payoff gears and by turning one, you can cause more gears to spin.
Concepts: The designers were inspired by the movement of gears – how different sizes move at different rotational speeds and how linked gears move in opposite directions.