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The Elementary Theory for the Synthesis of Constant Direction Pointing Chariots (or Rotation Neutralizers) - November/December 1988

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Archive > 1988 > November/December 1988 > The Elementary Theory for the Synthesis of Constant Direction Pointing Chariots (or Rotation Neutralizers)

The article "The Elementary Theory for the Synthesis of Constant Direction Pointing Chariots (or Rotation Neutralizers)" appeared in the November/December 1988 issue of Gear Technology.

Summary
The south-pointing chariot exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., (circa 2600 BC)is shown in Fig. 1. Although the mechanism is ancient, it is by no means either primitive or simplistic. The pin-tooth gears drive a complex system, wherein the monk on the top of the chariot continues to point in a preset direction, no matter what direction the vehicle in moved, without a slip of the wheels.(1)

Keywords
South Pointing Chariot, planetary gears, differentials, design

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