This SolidWorks animation of the drive linkage for a hardtop convertible was prepared by Oscar Alonso from U.S. Patent No. 7014247 (Dilluvio) and previous references.
Animations of linkage movement.
This six-bar linkage was designed to extend from the body of an underwater ROV to retrieve and stow objects positioned by a robotic arm.
This compact six-bar linkage is designed to lift and dump a trash can. Eddie Lee, Peter Lim, Khemara Tep and Kevin Hung worked on the design and construction of the prototype.
This is the SolidWorks animation:
This is a video of the operation of the prototype:
This six-bar linkage is designed to move a shelf from a position down and forward to a stowed position up and away.
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 provided a useful comparison of the leg designs for the Mondo Spider and Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest at this unfortunately dead link: http://www.mechanicalspider.com/comparison.html. I keep in here in case he brings it back.
Here is an excellent web page about the Klann and Jansen leg mechanisms, as well as other leg designs: Dog Feather Designs.
This article compares the leg designs: Mechanical Spider Using Klann Mechanism
This is a youtube video prepared by William Thielicke that illustrates the two leg mechanisms.