Entries by Prof. McCarthy

Theo Jansen’s site

My link to a video of Theo Jansen’s walking machines seems unreliable, so it is best to go directly to the source: Theo Jansens Strandbeest site You can access his videos on the page: film For example, this video is available:

Six-bar linkage prototypes

Here are two videos of our first attempt to build prototypes for some of our six-bar linkage design concepts. These models were built by Steve and Justin with guidance from Smitty. This is the six-bar linkage that guides a bottom drawer to a position that is level with the top drawer. The links were cut […]

Automotive components

Chris Longhurst has assembled a number of descriptive articles and illustrations about automotive engines, transmissions, steering, suspensions, brakes and tires on his site http://www.carbibles.com Also information about roller coaster simulation software can be found on his personal website http://www.chris-longhurst.com/nolimits.html.

TV deployment linkage

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)