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Unlocking Ratchet

Entry ID #: 10799
Created: Tue, Jan 18, 2022 8:58 PM

The unlocking ratchet allows for the functionality of a standard ratchet by only allowing external forces to rotate the mechanism in one direction, but allows for the mechanism to be powered in both directions. This opens up a large amount of functionality for designs to have, such as holding lifts up when unpowered or holding claws shut when fighting an opponent.

Links / Videos

A short video showing how the parts of the ratchet function together.