This is my most ambitious theme so far. Wallace & Grommit
It started as an experiment in engineering. I tried to imagine the phone's software as a mechanical device with polished steel shafts supporting menu flags, which slide up and down on bronze bearing bushes. They are driven by a pair of bronze pulleys and a wire rope, positioned as near to the flag ends as possible.
The tabs are open framed cylinders, which also slide along a steel shaft on bronze bushes.
Mechanically speaking, it isn't quite true to life. The Morelist flags can't be attached to the rope due to the bars' dimensions - so I have taken some license and left them free sliding. I tried moving the pulleys further inboard but it looked awful. You'll have to imagine some other drive device for them!
As it developed, it became increasingly difficult & complicated. Eventually, it was quite insane!
I had yet to decide what the standby image should be but there could only be one choice - that mad, crazy inventor, Wallace and his trusty sidekick, Grommit.
I could find no suitable animated image on the web, so I created my own. It's a bit jerky but it's my first effort.