Horse Scupture

Kinetic Sculpture: Bucephale

This video shows a kinetic sculpture of a horse by the artist Francois Hameury.
His website is http://hameury.sculptures.pagesperso-orange.fr/index.htm

 

Peugeot 407 convertible

Peugeot 407 Convertible Hard Top

 

This is a video on Yahoo! that shows the movement of the Convertible Hard Top of the Peugeot 407. The two side rails fold out from the back, and provide guides for the glass panels that move out to become the top.

 

Jensen Site

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:

Mechanism Generator

SolidWorks Mechanism Generator

Mechanism Generator

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.

Archway

Prototype spherical archway

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.

Drawer Deploy

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 from aluminum and are wobbly.

This six-bar linkage deploys a television display from a horizontal position in the ceiling to a vertical position for viewing. The links are welded steel tube, and the system moves more smoothly.

Kinetic Horse

Kinetic horse sculpture

This articulated model horse is by the artist James Watt.

A kit for this device and other designs can be found on his web-site: http://clockworkrobot.com/

Koenigsegg Door

Koenigsegg door system

The doors of the Koenigsegg CCX open using the “dihedral synchro-helix door actuation” system. You can see this movement on the video

Mondo Spider

Mondo Spider walking machine

This walking machine is known as the Mondo Spider. More information is available at Mondospider.com.

The leg of the mondo spider has the topology known as a Stephenson six-bar and is described in US Patent 6,260,862 awarded to Joseph Klann. Access it through the link:
http://www.google.com/patents/about?id=70YHAAAAEBAJ&dq=6,260,862

Wikipedia calls this the Klann linkage which is described here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klann_Linkage

 

Jansen Strandbeest

Theo Jansen’s walking machine

Theo Jansen builds amazing walking machines.
Each leg is an eight-bar linkage. The Wolfram Demonstration Project models this linkage in a Mathematica notebook. See the link:

http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/ATheoJansenWalkingLinkage/