This is a collection of resources for education in mechanical design.
Our software MechGen 1.0, MechGen 2.0 and MechGen 3.0 are SolidWorks Add-ins for the design of four-bar and six-bar linkages. More information is available at Singular Designs.
Try our MechGen FG iPad app to design a four-bar linkage function generator.
For information on kinematic theory please see my iBook Introduction to Theoretical Kinematics,
as well as my new iBook on solving polynomial equations in kinematics Kinematics and Polynomials,
Information on the kinematic synthesis of mechanisms can be found in Geometric Design of Linkages.
Background papers for the 2012 NSF Workshop on 21st Century Kinematics can be found in the book 21st Century Kinematics
Contact me, I may have a copy I can send to you.