Turning the blocks

A project log for Forklift clock

Four wooden blocks with words tell the time. Every 5 minutes, a forklift changes the blocks to the new time.

roelhroelh 12/27/2019 at 15:580 Comments

The meccano storage rack has a special position that can turn a brick, to show another side of it. This is a fully mechanical  system, it is controlled by movements of the forklift truck.

The turning mechanism is here (in the blue rectangle): 

At the backside are the two control levers indicated by blue arrows (next picture). 

And now I will show the operation of the mechanism. I place and remove the brick by hand here.

In the next video, the lift is operated by hand, and it shows how the brick is turned and then moved again to the highest row.