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Month: December, 2012

A. Svoboda: Computing Mechanisms and Linkages

23 December, 2012 (18:43) | Lecture Notes | By: Prof. McCarthy

Svoboda:  Computing mechanisms and linkages

Svoboda: Computing mechanisms and linkages

Select this link to download a .pdf version of A. Svoboda, Computing Mechanisms and Linkages, Dover Publications, 1965, (17MB). This book was originally published by McGraw-Hill in 1948.

A. B. Kempe: How To Draw A Straight Line

23 December, 2012 (18:32) | Lecture Notes | By: Prof. McCarthy

Kempe: How to draw a straight line

Kempe: How to draw a straight line

Select this link to download a .pdf version of A. B. Kempe, How to Draw a Straight Line, MacMillan and Co., London, 1877. (1.8MB)

Cameron Turner’s Wheelbarrow Linkage

23 December, 2012 (04:11) | Linkage Animations, Student Projects | By: Prof. McCarthy

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Cameron Turner designed a four-bar and a six-bar linkage to assist the dumping movement of a wheelbarrow. This video provides a comparison of their operation.

Colin Sledge’s Aileron Linkage

23 December, 2012 (03:12) | Linkage Animations, Student Projects | By: Prof. McCarthy

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Colin Sledge designed this linkage to guide an airfoil section around the main spar. By adjusting the amount of twist he has the entire wing acts as an aileron to control the aircraft.

Brendan Smith’s Monitor Linkage

23 December, 2012 (02:57) | Linkage Animations, Student Projects | By: Prof. McCarthy

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Brendan Smith designed this six-bar linkage to guide a big-screen TV from a horizontal position hidden in the ceiling into a vertical position for convenient viewing.

Adam Shutt’s Automotive Spoiler Linkage

23 December, 2012 (02:49) | Linkage Animations, Student Projects | By: Prof. McCarthy

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Adam Shutt designed this six-bar linkage to guide the movement of the rear spoiler for a high performance car.

Yang Liu’s Bookcase Linkages

23 December, 2012 (02:22) | Linkage Animations, Student Projects | By: Prof. McCarthy

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Yang Liu designed a four-bar and a six-bar linkage to guide a stacked bookcase into and out of reach. This video shows the two designs.

2012 Happy Holidays

19 December, 2012 (00:31) | Commentary | By: Prof. McCarthy

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From my family to yours, all the blessings of the season.

MSE Solar Airplane

7 December, 2012 (00:32) | Student Projects | By: Prof. McCarthy

Most all of the Materials Science Engineering majors join in on the BME Senior Projects, except for the Solar Airplane group. Select this link: MSE Solar Airplane Poster

2012 Fall Design Review: EECS Posters

7 December, 2012 (00:11) | Student Projects | By: Prof. McCarthy

The Posters for the Electric Engineering and Computer Science Senior Projects that will be on display at the 2012 Fall Design Review can be downloaded at the link: EECS Posters for the 2012 Fall Design Review (43MB).