Gears were part of the early designs of my first Hexachord, but they fell by the wayside in lieu of the videocassette rewinder motor. This is actually the reason that there’s a decorative gear at the center, and my event business card has a gear shape as well.
In any case, I decided to revisit them and make a musical gear device. It’s my first multiple-part Barb Makes Things project. In the first part, I laser cut and assemble the gears, and in the second I add all of the musical elements, including assembling a gear that has its own strings and resonating chamber.
Take a look at the videos below!