George Lucas Educational Foundation


Clock movements are exactly what run each watch, tracking elapsed time and also aiming the hands correctly at every minute. However, clock movements (or electric motors) are frequently efficient in doing greater than this with extended features. One such function is that of chiming, a function that hardly ever cannot appeal, surprise, and pleasure any individual who experiences it.

Modern-day clock movements have advanced significantly from the conventional ones, and also this makes expansions and uniqueness much easier to design as well as carry out. The old procedure made use of a hanging weight or a coiled spring to use rotational force to a sort of flywheel, with pendulums and escapements controling the timing. There was only a lot one could do with this arrangement, and periodic rewinding/resetting of the force was required.