Jewelry Designer and Mechanical Artist




Gear Gun - A Hans Meevis Sculpture

On the one side of our galaxy are the race known as the Barbarians. A carnivorous reptilian species that think of human beings as food. On the other side is us--the food source.
In the middle are the outsiders, a inter galactic task force that has been sent here from other galaxies to prevent the destruction of the human race. They are slowly loosing the battle. But one thing that can change everything is the GEAR GUN.
I was tasked to make this weapon by an emissary of the Galactic task force, who arrived one day at my doorstep.
He asked if the weapon could be finished as soon as possible
Indeed, I told him of the many difficulties, the philosophy and justification for making such a weapon, the concept, and how it will destroy that what it is aimed at.
The engineering, the power curves, the art of focusing...
the action,--- such destruction in the wrong hands...

The Construction
This is actually where the base of the gear gun comes from.
It is the gear system from a printer machine that was discarded. I can't bring myself to trashing. Since childhood I loved taking things apart, figuring out how it worked and why it broke and then building up a collection mechanical parts that I use for recycling.
 I made the Power Pack for the gear train. I changed the motor so I can get the whole train to work on 1.5v to 12v. The other one was a stepper motor. I made two holders for penlight batteries for power. That can give me up to 3 volts which is enough to set all the gears in motion when the trigger is pressed.


I also installed a sophisticated trigger system.

It looks simple, but in the red part are millions of sensors that connect to your brain waves, and whatever you think, the gun will shoot.

There will be more systems added to the gun as the manufacturing process continues.


The four brass tubes are the power transducers that feed power to the individual gears. This determines what the gun will fire, from plasmic rays to micro needles to the anti matter beam.

There is actually a small DC motor in the barrel and on the copper dome the first two coiled silver electrical inputs can be seen. This motor drives the gear train.

Testing heft and balance and in action

Gear Gun - A Hans Meevis Sculpture

Handmade metal components and recycled gears

Size : 300 x 450 mm


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