I'm now starting to formulate ideas about what to do with my gear contribution. Each gear will be incorporated into a moving kinetic sculpture. The hope is that our fundraising will help with Todd's recovery and that one day he'll be able to crank the sculpture on his own.
I should add that I don't know Todd nor have I any relationship to the organization he works with. I discovered his situation upon viewing a Laughing Squid Tweet and committed myself to the cause after hearing his story.
So let me know your ideas for the gear! What do you think I should to to it? I know that I'll be grinding/polishing off the black paint and can make it 3-dimensional by inserting threaded rod into the pre-drilled and pre-threaded holes in the gear. But what I weld onto those rods is still up in the air.