DMG-LIB Library

DMG-LIB.org mechanism library

The Digital Mechanism and Gear Library has a terrific collection of mechanism models, animations and books as well as links to other collections around the world. Select this link DMB-LIB.org.

The Mechanism Description page has a long list of items, every one of which opens to a large number of interesting mechanism systems:

DMG-LIB mechanisms

DMG-LIB mechanisms

Design Research Dalian

Design Research in China: Dalian

Design Research Dalian

Design Research Dalian

This is the third of five videos highlighting design research across China.  This captures the beauty of Dalian, a city on the Yellow sea, and the excellent research in precision machine design by colleagues and their students at Dalian University of Technology.

Here is a link to this video on Youku for our colleagues in China:
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTg5MDg4MzI0NA==.html

Youku Dalian

Youku Dalian

Design Research Xian

Design Research in China: Xi’an

Design Research Xian

Design Research Xian

This video of our visit to Xi’an captures the beauty of the city and its surroundings, as well as the personality of the excellent professors and students at Xidian University.

For our colleagues in China, here is a link to a Youku version of this video: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTg2MzQ5NDI4MA==.html

Youku Xian Video

Youku Xian Video

Trifolium prototype

Prototype of the Trifolium Mechanism

Trifolium prototype

Trifolium prototype

Yang Liu and Peter Yang designed and built this physical prototype of our Trifolium mechanism.  It is fabricated from ABS using the Stratasys Fortus system in UCI’s Institute for Design and Manufacturing Innovation.

Our Chinese colleagues can view this video on Youku at the link: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTg2MzQ2MjE5Mg==.html

Youku Trifolium Prototype

Youku Trifolium Prototype

2016 Energy Invitational

2016 UCI Energy Invitational Video

2016 Energy Invitational

2016 Energy Invitational

Here at UCI we are hard at work on three different race cars for 2017 competitions. It is a tough time, as it seems things move too slowly. I offer this video of highlights from the May 21, 2016 UCI Energy Invitational on UCI’s campus to inspire all of our race teams as they work to prepare their cars for the 2017 Energy Invitational. Many thanks to Vital Link and UCI Anteater Racing for their support of a terrific event.

For our colleagues in China, here is a youku.com version: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTg0MzI5ODY3Mg==.html

2016 UCI Energy Invitational

2016 UCI Energy Invitational

Design Research Tianjin

Design Research in China: Tianjin

Design Research Tianjin

Design Research Tianjin

Chris McCarthy filmed and edited this video of our visit to Tianjin, which showcases the design research in mechanisms and robotics at Tianjin University and captures the energy and beauty of the city and its people.

For our colleagues in China this video is available on youku.com: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTgzMTIyMTg1Ng==.html

Youku Design Tianjin

Youku Design Tianjin

Prototype Butterfly Linkage

Manufacturing Prototype for the Butterfly Linkage

Prototype Butterfly Linkage

Prototype Butterfly Linkage

This animation is taken from Yang Liu’s detailed design drawings for the manufacturing prototype of the Butterfly Linkage. The component parts are to be constructed by additive manufacturing.

This animation includes the music of Explosions in the Sky:

For our colleagues in China this animation is available through youku.com: http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTgzMzA5ODQyOA==.html

Youku Prototype Butterfly

Youku Prototype Butterfly

Whale Linkage

Bezier Linkages

Whale Linkage

Whale Linkage

Recent research on the design of linkages by Yang Liu has resulted in “Bezier linkages” that can be used to draw arbitrary Bezier curves. The trick is to use trigonometric Bezier curves. This whale consists of four Bezier segments and is drawn by four Bezier linkage elements.

This youtube version includes music by Explosions in the Sky:

A youku.com version for colleagues in China can be seen here:
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMTgzMjU4NTQwMA==.html

Whale on Youku

Whale on Youku

Three seconds

Three seconds

Three seconds

Three seconds

This second collaboration between Prince EA and Change for Balance won 1st Place at the Film4Climate competition.  The winners were announced at the United Nations Climate Conference (COP22).  This Film 4 Climate Global Video Competition is organized by Connect 4 Climate.

 

Love and bananas

Love and Bananas

Love and bananas

Love and bananas

Beautiful scenes of Cambodia and Thailand and a road trip with an Asian elephant in this featurette make this a much anticipated documentary.