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Making a "Gears turning" Effect, and then grinding to a halt

You need two components - metal clangs for gear hitting gear and grinding sound for the shaft rotating. Record lots of metal clangs - you need many variations and often finding the sound that matches ...
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Making a "Gears turning" Effect, and then grinding to a halt

Sauli's way sounds spot on! I've never done a gear sound effect before myself but if you had to record it yourself, maybe space some bricks out and use a shovel and drag it along so it hits each brick ...
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is knowledge in computer science and/or electrical engineering beneficial to audio production?

No, unless you plan on programming DAW software, Computer Science is of almost no benefit at all. They are not even remotely similar fields. I say this as someone who studied Computer Science and ...
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Making a "Gears turning" Effect, and then grinding to a halt

I would add, for grinding to a halt: the shaft component of the sound might screech, groan, shudder, go down in pitch, or otherwise respond to the changing force, while the clanks of the teeth will ...
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