20 Gifs That Explain How Things work... *Warning: Gif Heavy*

Ox.

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#1 Zipper:



#2 Illustrating Pi: Unrolling a Circle’s Circumference: 



#3 How A Pill Press Works:



#4 How Walschaerts Valve Gear in Steam Locomotives Works:



#5 What a Tesseract (4D Cube) Looks Like:



#6 Knight’s Tour: How a Knight Visits Every Square Once:



#7 How a Caliper Works:



#8 How a Constant Velocity Joint Works:



#9 How Circle Strafing Works:



#10 Proving the Pythagorean Theorem Through Rearrangement:



#11 How a Radial Engine Works:



#12 How the Geneva Drive Works:



#13 How the Spinning Dancer Illusion Works:



#14 How a Hypotrochoid is Made:



#15 How an Alpha Stirling Engine Works:



#16 How to Draw a Yin Yang Symbol Using Circles:



#17 How a Wankel Engine Works:



#18 How a Sewing Machine Works:



#19 How the Sun and Planet Gear Works:



#20 How The New York Times Crossword Before the 1996 Election Worked:

 
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Ox.

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damn, i forgot about this thread 


i'll try to update it with more gifs this weekend, feel free to share as well if you come across any. 
 

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Halp. I dum.
The part that's highlighted said Clinton elected the day before Clinton got electd in 1996
Each clue had two possibles (which goes against working out a crossword) so that the answer could be either Bob Dole or Clinton. Like the one "halloween animal" being bat and cat. The B fills in for Bob dole and the C fills in for clinton.

To configure a whole section of a crossword like that is very clever.
 
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This thread only works if you have a vague understanding of the mechanics of some of these in the first place. I may be able to serve as a tool for teaching engineering students though.
 
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Each clue had two possibles (which goes against working out a crossword) so that the answer could be either Bob Dole or Clinton. Like the one "halloween animal" being bat and cat. The B fills in for Bob dole and the C fills in for clinton.

To configure a whole section of a crossword like that is very clever.
Oh, my gif never loaded. It only showed Clinton the first time I was in the thread.
 
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