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Success with the equilateral triangles in spoke alignment, but only to a point. 12 o'clock should be relevant.

(^^^see what I did there?)

Then to adjust base rotation of the white gears +30° until the highlighted white spoke in them also makes an additional groovy pattern if I can.

Rabbit hole. 
Patterns within patterns within patterns... 
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Big moment. 
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Hi everyone!

I don't know much about Circular Gallifreyan and would please love some help on a very cool project.

I'm looking for the sentence "This too shall pass." cleanly written in Circular Gallifreyan using software (for the purpose of perfect geometry). Apparently, there are different versions of CG and I'd like the most widely accepted/used version.

I was also wondering if it's possible for any and all relevant circles and lines to be at 30° intervals around the circle. That's important. If/when there are dots, same rule applies.

Any takers, please? I'd be very grateful. 
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+Paul Duggan to be honest and with respect, I'm not sure. I'm a Who noob. I build clocks and am obsessed with geometry and form. As a result, a friend asked me one day if I'd ever heard of CG. Since then, I've been working for months on an original idea which I know works as I intend.

I suppose to answer your question most effectively, I'd say I'm open to either. Or both for a NOOB designer to see whichever works better with the "30° plan".

Please forgive me if I babble. Long days crunching on this. 
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Early stages of Frankensteining a rotor I'd like to use. 
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I don't understand why all pajama bottoms don't have pockets.

I say we revolt. 
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I'm thinking of possibly stamping the names of the amazing minds who are helping me build along the edge of the rotor (which I hope to properly rotate) in my first piece.

Seems like a cool thing to do. It's incredibly complex.

What do you all think of the gesture? Classy? Weak? Unnecessary? 
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Thanks for chiming in, +sunthorn ingersoll​. I've seen your work and I can tell you know your stuff.

+Paul Hurst​ and +Nite Owl​, any recollection of a build which had that code? I've already found a rotor which has a similar look I'm going for here:

http://www.lindewerdelin.com/thelab/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/mortens_rotor_choice.jpg

Although I'm thinking of a modification which has a full circle, Solid on the bottom (where the spokes are) for weight. And the spokes along the top supporting a full circle of where the wording presently is.

Truth be told, I'm not yet sure that all names along the edge would be visible in my vision (due to basic physics of a "12 o'clock up" nature of a rotor)... But there's something to this that hopefully we can crack. 
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A work in progress.

I hope to figure out the code to show/hide a layer on a tap to permit a temporary clear view of the clockwork. I know it's possible. Also wondering if I can facilitate an on-face "time machine" speed-up for the gearheads. I don't know much about LUA. 
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+Nite Owl​ will do. No probs. =) 

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Hey all,

Please could a few people (*who haven't read my previous request) give a shot at translating this to English? I'd like to confirm that it's correct with the experts because I'm not at all good at reading it.

Please also note any potential problems you happen to notice.

Bonus important question: is it ever okay to have two lines meet at the same point around the circle if/when their origin is different? I might want the endpoints near the 7 o'clock & 8 o'clock position to be the same.

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+Rose Masterdaughter I'd appreciate it. If it allows for me to fiddle with the image, I might be able to take on the task myself. 
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2nd tap action added to show/hide Hand Arrays.

Minute arc added around the edge.

Gallifreyan phrase added to contrast with the symmetry of the Machinery. Still rough around the edges, but it's been a good day. 
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Happy Sunday, everyone.

I'm building a clockwork. I hope you might be able to please help with this puzzler.

I'd like the spokes in the black gears to align with the spokes in the white gears at the top of the hour. I'm close, but 1+1 ≠ 2.1 and I'd prefer to create a perfect equilateral triangle in the formation of the spokes if at all possible.

How much smaller does the white gear need to be? And how are you determining that solution? If a perfect equilateral triangle is geometrically impossible, keep black-to-white spoke alignment as a priority.

Thanks in advance.

P. S. I can't adjust the position of the black gears, given the rest of the design in the piece. 
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My public thanks to +Ferry Abt​​ for patiently talking me through some of this. I need 6 spokes in each. I'd originally thought 5 would be better because the white gears were smaller.

I couldn't see the forest for the trees. Point and laugh, big brains!

Thank you all very much for your kindness. I'll keep trudging along. 
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Progress.

Lots of graphic work today.

I know it presently looks like a mess, but there's a point to it all. See that there's a small white circle and a single line alone in that circle in the center? There's something to that.

Still much to do, including matching scale perfectly from one array to another as well as confirmation of pixel-perfect Center points in each new hand array (of lines and circles).

Nonetheless, I'm pleased. Slow and steady as she goes. Measure once, cut twice. Trust but verify. 
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Oops.

Critical error found in the array up top. I forgot the circles I need there for the design to function properly.

Obviously.

At least they'll assist towards finding the perfect scale for the arrays. My source material had central axes slightly further away from center, which makes the migration all the more fun.

Yay! 
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Significant progress after scratching my head how to approach this monster. Booya! I had feared an impasse. The rotation of the array at 6 isn't yet correct, but that's easily resolved.

This is how the whole thing physically worked in my mind anyhow when I first imagined it. I just couldn't quite figure out how to simultaneously get accuracy, efficiency, and required transparency.

A pivotal moment. =)

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