Dan Shriver tabbydan at gmail.com
Fri Jan 5 10:40:05 EST 2018

```The third big gear (365) basically does what two gears should do.  It
generates a month day (number), and a month name.  The problem is 18 months
are 20 days long and the last one is only 5.  I have a concept for
advancing month 19 to month 1 after day 5 passes.  Unfortunately,  my idea
does not reset the month day wheel back to 1.

I was completely wrong when I earlier said the secular/ solar year was not
subdivided.   If you look at the 3 gear animation you see that the 365 gear
has a number (dot/ bars, base 20) then a month name.
On Jan 5, 2018 10:30 AM, "Mark Peeters" <peetersmarkg at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm confused by the idea of 4 gears.
> Looks like the dates are always just 3 characters. I think a 4 gear
> solution would be hard to read.
>
> The huge gear is an issue to print, maybe something like the flip clock
> could take up less space to display the characters?
>
> On Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 4:39 PM, Dan Shriver <tabbydan at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> That's a decent representation.  But they simplified the "secular year"
>> (365 day part) to be one BIG ring/gear (to get around the problem of the
>> odd month at the end).
>>
>> I'm wondering if there is some way to do it as four gears.
>>
>> If it was just a 260 day cycle (20 months of 13 days each) and a 360 day
>> cycle (18 months of 20 days each) it would be relatively easy.
>>
>> Something would simultaneously turn the 13 day ("sacred month") wheel
>> 1/13 revolution and the 20 day ("secular month") wheel 1/20th revolution.
>> Each month day wheel would have one tooth between the first and last days
>> of the month that tooth would cause the outer ring to rotate one spot
>> (advancing the "month").  The two outer rings would not need teeth between
>> them (this would reduce wear caused by things not being perfect in the real
>> world and thus having the months maybe not being perfectly in synch).
>>
>> The big problem is that the "secular year" has 365 days and thus 19
>> months with the last one being only 5 days.  If I call the last month Dec
>> and the first one Jan... I have an imperfect workaround.  The 20 day month
>> ring has 2 teeth.  One between 1 & 20 (big tooth) and one between 5 & 6
>> (small tooth).  The month name ring has a smaller inner radius for the last
>> month so it catches at 5... The problem is that instead of starting over on
>> Jan 1, the first day of the new year will read Jan 6, not sure how to
>> correct that.
>>
>>
>> www.avast.com
>>
>> On Wed, Jan 3, 2018 at 3:10 PM, Mark Peeters <peetersmarkg at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> I think this shows and describes the calendar cycles and how they go
>>> together.
>>> https://youtu.be/BeE-3BBqG58
>>>
>>> On Jan 3, 2018, at 12:25 PM, Dan Shriver <tabbydan at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>> Looking at it again I guess it would be at least four gears because the
>>> "secular" 365 calendar is subdivided in an odd way.  18 months of 20 days
>>> each,  plus one special month at the end of just five days.
>>>
>>> The Aztec sun stone is odd because it mixes various info together.  It
>>> has calendric info but is not a calendar, it has some royal history, and in
>>> the center a prediction about how the 5th" sun/ world"  would end.  The
>>> Aztecs believed they were living in the 5th world or sun, of a sequence of
>>> such worlds/ suns.
>>>
>>> I am curious how that was generated since it could help me with the
>>> glyphs.
>>> On Jan 3, 2018 8:28 AM, "cbernhardt" <charlie at carols62.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> I am not certain that this is the calendar you are referring to, but
>>>> attached
>>>> is a picture of an Aztec calendar produced in OpenSCAD from an AutoCAD
>>>> DXF
>>>> file.  I can send you the DXF file if it would help.
>>>>
>>>>
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