Inspired by the game Cogs
I produced my puzzle "Sliding gears"
The problem to transmit the rotation of the external gear wheel to one another.
On the top photo is one of the possible solutions.
And here is one of the possible assignments, the initial position of the gears.
As yet I was not engaged a detailed analysis of this puzzle. Understood only that can complicate or simplify the task, changing the initial layout of pieces with gears on empty and back.
Puzzle made from 6mm plywood. It turned out quite large and strongly reduce it will be difficult.
Gears I calculated accurately enough, but nevertheless one hand all the gears have solved puzzle crank hard.
Firstly, a small gap prevents pieces themselves. And secondly, all the same number of links is not small, it is necessary to transmit the rotation of the 6th gear.
However, this does not prevent the solution of the puzzle.
Watch the video: http://youtu.be/55Vp_NZw-kk
Sorry for my english.