Author Topic: Pendulum clocks with electric motors  (Read 5363 times)

bobbytbird

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Pendulum clocks with electric motors
« on: October 01, 2006, 05:57:20 PM »
Is there a general clock mechanism that is designed to enable the use of an electric motor in place of a weight but with a pendulum? I'm assuming there needs to be some sort of secondary mechansim operating independent of the main train.

Bower

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Pendulum clocks with electric motors
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2006, 04:04:36 PM »
This may , or may not help.  I found it tremendously educational, and informative.  Some of the animations are fascinating to watch.  I'm even trying to figure out how to make a wood "Eureka" clock.  A motor is afterall only a device which allows an electromagnet to produce ratational movement......I guess it would help if I directed you there, check this site:http://www.electric-clocks.nl/index.htm

You may also enjoy looking at some of John Pickrons work.  His clocks are truly works of art.  Some are purely mechanical, some are electric hybrids of a sort, ALL are simply beautiful.   I thought I had a link for his site in my favorites, but can't locate it now....Google him.

John