Every spring, graduates of engineering schools across Canada earn their Iron Ring. It's part of the pledge originally written by Rudyard Kipling in "The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer". Legend has it that the iron was taken from the scraps of a bridge in the province of Quebec that, due to shoddy work on the part of the engineers in charge, collapsed nearly 100 years ago killing 75 construction workers
The story's a historical fact; whether the rings are still made from that scrap iron is a topic for debate. Whatever your take on the tale, we have a new proposal (for mechanical engineering graduates at least): the Gear Ring by Kinekt Design.
The Gear Ring doesn't just look mechanical – it actually is. As you can see from the video after the jump, the tiny gears across the face rotate as the larger gears that form the upper and lower segments of the ring spin in opposite directions. Call it a gimmick. Call it a distraction. We call it nifty – yes, nifty – and thank our man Mike for the tip.
[Source: Kinekt Design]