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:
About Prof. McCarthy
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Entries by Prof. McCarthy
Stock Drive Products has an array of downloadable catalogs with technical information for a range of mechanical components. See the link: Stock Drive Products Catalogs
The UCI Energy Invitational has competitors run on a course that combines highway, autocross and metered idle sections with only $1.00 of the energy of their choice. This year six entrants competed on May 23, 2010. Teams from UC Irvine, UC Davis and Cal Poly Pomona formed the collegiate class, and an inventor’s electric […]
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.
Smitty constructed this prototype of our spherical deployable structure. It is an assembly of spherical rhombus linkages that expands to form a semi-circular structure.
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 […]
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.
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 video shows the operation of a cam-driven toy artist. I found it on Dug North’s Automata/Automaton blog, http://dugnorth.com/blog/ My class notes on cam-follower systems can be downloaded at the link: http://synthetica.eng.uci.edu/mechanicaldesign101/McCarthyNotes-Cams2.pdf
Prof. A. J. Klein Breteler maintains an array of mechanism models at TU-Delft. Access videos of these models at the site: Linkage Models