Gig: Americans Talk About Their Jobs by John Bowe, Marisa Bowe, Sabin Streeter

By John Bowe, Marisa Bowe, Sabin Streeter

“Amazing . . . a gem of a publication that makes use of in simple terms the power of the human voice to inform an American tale -- occasionally darkish, regularly fascinating.”
-- USA Today

“The debts are splendidly revealing, with gritty and nearly shockingly sincere element. For all their type, they weave a cohesive, passion-filled tale of what humans carry to their paintings. It's an addictive read.”
-- Harvard enterprise Review's top enterprise Books of 2000

“Keen, hectic, and deeply felt . . . the tales in Gig carry a extra rousing political wallop than these in operating . . . extraordinary and surprisingly moving.”
-- Susan Faludi, The Village Voice

More than a hundred and fifty humans in universal and strange occupations discuss their lives and paintings within the new financial system, encompassing the human adventure from a labor-support doula to a funeral domestic director.

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Figure 5-3: Driver and follower gears. Illustrations in this chapter will use the same color scheme: green for driver gears and red for follower gears. Whenever there is a pair of meshed gears on separate axles, one of the gears is a driver, and the other is a follower. The driver is the gear the drive is transferred from, and the follower is the gear the drive is transferred to. 44 Chapter 5 Figure 5-5: Three gears meshed one by one, with the idler gear in grey. The idler’s axle serves only as its mounting point.

The bush with a long pin is well suited for this task because it can be pushed in and pulled out more easily than regular pins (see Figure 4-16). LEGO uses this piece for temporarily locking some modules together as well: For example, the bush with a Figure 4-14: A regular bush and two examples of a regular bush connected to studded pieces bush with a long pin The bush with a long pin is a combination of two pieces: the long pin and a regular bush. One of its sides is just like a bush, except that its axle hole is only 1 stud deep and it has smooth rims.

This is because the varying size of the gear affects the torque it transfers. A gear ratio is the relationship between the number of teeth in two interacting gears. Interacting gears might refer to two gears that are meshed or otherwise connected, two gears connected by a roller chain, or even two pulleys connected by a drive belt. The gear ratio of two sprockets connected with a chain is exactly the same as the gear ratio of those sprockets directly meshed. A gear ratio is defined as follows: number of follower gear’s teeth : number of driver gear’s teeth.

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