Linkage Designs

Jansen and Klann Legs

Comparison of Klann and Jansen leg linkages

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Joseph Klann provides a useful comparison of the leg designs…
RV Linkage

Linkage for an RV deployable top

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This design concept is an 8-bar linkage developed by Minshan…
Dishwasher Linkage

Dishwasher linkage

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This linkage to lift the lower rack in a dishwasher was developed…
Ten-bar Drive

10-bar drive linkage

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This 10-bar linkage is designed to drive a scissors movement…
Spherical Deployment

Spherical deployable linkage assembly

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This assembly of spherical rhombus linkages expands to enclose…
Brock Institute Logo

Brock Engineering's mechanism home page

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Fred Klingener has generated a number of interesting mechanism…
Bennett Linkage

Linkage animations on synthetica

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This link connects to a web-page with a number of linkage animations.…
Spherical Car Door

Spherical eight-bar linkage for a car door

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This spherical eight-bar linkage was designed by GimSong Soh…

Linkage Design Concepts

Jessica Koa designed the flower with petals actuated by six-bar linages.

Link Yun’s flower with six-bar linkages moving the petals.

Benjamin Liu’s Terrarium uses six-bar linkages to open the glass sides.

DJ Fuller’s Jack-o’Lantern uses six-bar linkages to open the segments.

Jessica Kao developed this sofa bed that opens using a six-bar linkage.

Ling Yun used our sofa beg linkage to display a gift.

Design Innovation

Student designs of six-bar linkages

Andrew Brouwer’s six-bar linkage to guide the petals.

Kamil Samaan designed this six-bar linkage.

Bojun Lin’s six-bar linkage guiding the pedals of a flower.

Colin Sledge’s six-bar flower.

Frank Liu’s six-bar flower.

Cameron Turner’s six-bar linkage flower.

Adam Shutt designed this six-bar to guide the opening of the petals of a flower.

Mohamed Ali designed this six-bar to guide the wings of this butterfly.

Tim Rasmussen designed this six-bar linkage to guide the petals of this flower.

Hsuan-chen Wan used MechGen 3 to design a six-bar linkage to guide the petals of the flower.

Student designs of four-bar linkages


Hsuan-chen Wan’s animation of a four-bar linkage that moves the petals of a flower.


Cameron Turner’s design of a flower that moves with a four-bar linkage.


Mohamed Ali’s four-bar linkage for the flower.


Scott Bougie’s animation of his flower design.


Frank Liu’s four-bar linkage design for the petal movement.


Yang Liu’s four-bar linkage flower.


Kamal Samaan’s design of the four-bar linkage driven flower.


The flower designed by Colin Sledge.


This is Andrew Brouwer’s design for the flower.


Adan Amarillas designed this linkage.


Brandon Creager animated a spiral opening for the flower.


Adam Shutts designed this linkage to open the petals.


Bojun Lin designed this flower linkage.


Kelly Lin designed this linkage.


Tim Rasmussen designed the linkage to open and close the flower petals.


This is the four-bar linkage designed by Ryan Kuehne.


Siqi Shi designed this four-bar linkage flower.


Tianming Cheng designed this four-bar linkage flower.


Brendan Smith uses the movement of the petal linkage for a different application.