Prof. A. J. Klein Breteler maintains an array of mechanism models at TU-Delft. Access videos of these models at the site: Linkage Models
Lecture notes on specific topics.
The basic properties of robots can developed by studying planar serial chains. Select this link for my notes on elementary robotics:
Yi Zhang, Susan Finger and Stephannie Behrens have prepared an on-line introduction to mechanisms consisting of eight chapters and almost 100 figures. Access it at the link:
The slider-crank is an important mechanism with a wide range of applications. Here are my notes on its kinematic analysis.
The four-bar linkage is a basic machine component. It comes in two primary forms the 4R quadridlateral and the slider-crank. Here are my notes for the analysis of the 4R quadrilateral.
A copy of my notes on DC motor torque and power can be downloaded at the link:
The basic principles of DC motors are presented by Joe Wolfe of the University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia) at the link:
Northwestern University (Chicago, Illinois) presents the basics of a DC motor in the Wiki page:
This is a link to notes on Geometric Design and Tolerancing by Prof. Graeme Britton of Raffles Design Institute, Singapore.
A pdf version of Prof. Britton’s lecture is available at:
Fred Klingener has generated a number of interesting mechanism animations. My favorite is the Peaucellier straight line mechanism. You will find a table of 16 or so animations at his site: