Do you know what an odometer is? If not, it is a device used to measure the distance a car has traveled. The YouTube channel “Generic Woodworking” specializes in creating various objects from wood, and they have built an exceptional odometer for their toy model car.
In the video, the creator explains that his model’s functioning odometer works just like a standard one, calculating the wheel’s rotation frequency and multiplying it by the wheel’s circumference. This bright student shares a simple math trick behind his wooden odometer and not only explains how his produced odometer works but also provides insight into how odometers in general operate. His explanation of the entire concept is outstanding.
Now, you might be wondering how far a model car can travel with this odometer. As the video progresses, he explains where he would attach his custom-built wooden odometer to make it function as desired. Since the device needs to perform all the calculations on its own, the process of building and installing it required advanced and complex engineering, which he executed perfectly.
Math can be a complex subject when delving into its depth and related concepts. However, Generic Woodworking does an exceptional job of simplifying it while explaining the math behind his creation.
This video will be incredibly helpful if you ever decide to build an odometer yourself, not just a wooden one, as it provides a complete overview of how a standard odometer is constructed. Witness this impressive feat of engineering in the video linked below: