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Month: January, 2011

Revised Three-panel Hardtop Convertible Linkage

29 January, 2011 (21:02) | Automotive Information, Linkage Animations, Student Projects | By: Prof. McCarthy

Oscar Alonso replaced the parallelogram drive linkages of the three-panel Volve C70 hardtop convertible with quadrilateral linkages, so it deploys farther and stows more compactly. The wheelbase of this vehicle approaches that of the Mercedes CL500. He used our Mathematica linkage synthesis notebook and our Mechanism Generator add-in for SolidWorks.
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Kinetic Sculpture: Bucephale

29 January, 2011 (11:04) | Linkage Animations | By: Prof. McCarthy

This video shows a kinetic sculpture of a horse by the artist Francois Hameury.
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His website is http://hameury.sculptures.pagesperso-orange.fr/index.htm