This six-bar linkage is designed to move a shelf from a position down and forward to a stowed position up and away.
Animations of linkage movement.
This video shows our latest model for the six-bar linkage that deploys and stows a television monitor. This was designed and built by Eddie Lee, Peter Lim, Khemara Tep and Kevin Hung.
This is a SolidWorks animation of this six-bar linkage:
This is a video of the prototype:
Mechanism Generator is a SolidWorks add-in that assists in generating solid models of four-bar and six-bar linkages. It designed to be used in coordination with our Mathematica design software, which is freely available.
Mikhail Zhuk generated this animation of Jerome Choe’s concept for a six-bar linkage that rotates a 70in TV monitor down from the ceiling around a virtual pivot positioned down from the ceiling and in front of the wall. We hope to build a physical prototype. (UCI Robotics and Automation Lab)
This animation of Jerome Choe’s concept for a spherical archway was generated by Mikhail Zhuk. Spherical rhombus elements form a foldable structure. (UCI Robotics and Automation Lab)
Mikhail Zhuk animated this design concept for an eight-bar linkage to deploy a collapsible emergency structure. A physical prototype is under development. (UCI Robotics and Automation Lab)
Joseph Klann provides a useful comparison of the leg designs for his Mondo Spider and Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest at the link: http://www.mechanicalspider.com/comparison.html
This link may be unreliable so here is an interesting article comparing the leg designs: Mechanical Spider Using Klann Mechanism
This is a youtube video prepared by William Thielicke that illustrates the two leg mechanisms.
This design concept is an 8-bar linkage developed by Minshan Tsai and GimSong Soh for my advanced mechanisms class lifts the top of a recreational vehicle to create a second story, UCI Robotics and Automation Lab. It is on YouTube:http://mechanicaldesign101.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/rv-overhead.mov
This linkage to lift the lower rack in a dishwasher was developed by Marshall Meek in my advanced mechanisms course (UCI Robotics and Automation Lab) It is accessible on YouTube:
This 10-bar linkage is designed to drive a scissors movement in order to actuate a deployable structure. It was presented at the 2009 ReMar Conference in London. (UCI Robotics and Automation Lab)