Graphics and Images
Of course, all these images are ©1999-2003 W. E. Johns.
Some of these animations are fairly large, and open in a new window.
- V-8 Engine complete with sparks.
- Double-Differential Steering Transmission as used by tracked vehicles. [8 meg]
- Triple-Differential Steering Transmission as used by tracked vehicles. [4 meg]
- Dual planetary reduction gear drive train for a gocart, based on a dual epicyclic gear reduction as found in by cordless drill. [393k]
- Radial Engine, five cylinders. Very cool. [168k]
- Planetary (aka epicyclic) gear set
- Clock Escapement of my own design
- Another Clock Escapement of my own design
- Savonius Rotor, a kind of vertical axis wind turbine [156k, stereogram]
- Spheres in motion, [88k, stereogram]
- Titan IV Rocket [643k, stereogram]
- Local Star Map, one of my all-time favorites, this is a stereogram of the 100 stars within 75 light years of Earth. The double star directly below Sol (in the center) is Alpha and Beta Centauri (Gamma is not shown), our closest neighbor at only 4.3 light years away. The size of each star is proportional to it's absolute luminosity, and it's color is proportional to, well, it's color. Lots of red stars! [8k, stereogram]
- Local Star Map, same as above, only without the green frame of reference.
For all you B-5 fans, the Breakfast of Champions. By the way, do you know how to speak Minbari? Just move your fingers one key to the left on the keyboard. Oewrrt xiikm bi?
Anybody remember the movie Soylent Green? I thought this was just about the funniest thing I'd ever done, but when I went around showing people, they just looked at me blankly and asked "Is this some new soy product? Are you on a new diet?" So I ran around shouting "SOYLENT PINK IS MORONS!" but they didn't get it.
And what beverage is appropriate for a delicious meal of Soylent Pink? Why, a Gin and Toxic, of course!
My daughter is a BIG Harry Potter fan, so I added her to one of the posters. She got a big kick out of it.
Sometimes I just don't get enough sleep.
© 2003 W. E. Johns, except for the Harry Potter image which is © 2000 Warner Bros.