What will happen to the box?
Pls ignore the wrong grammar on the photo. I don’t know the original source as I just found it on the Mechanical Engineering group on Facebook.
This is interesting to me especially how people who got the answer arrived at it. What I gleaned from the comments — Most engineering grads were able to solve it by counting odd or even gears, recognizing the types of belt pulleys and what seemed to me like some quick mental formula or shortcut I might never know about since it’s the sort of mechanical savviness you can probably only acquire if you’re a mech engineer. Amazing, I thought. As a designer, I started from the direction of the first gear and visualized the sequential movement of each until I reached the end :))
You can find the answer HERE
I guess my whole interest in this is that in my line of work, a concept artist’s brain not only has to be visual but also spatial. Design is both form and function, after all.
PS. Right-Wrong ratio was about 50-50.