Linkage Designs

SphinxJMM

Sphinx and Sphere VR and the History of Kinematic Synthesis

Our Sphinx software was the first computer-aided design system…
LINCAGES

LINCAGES and the History of Kinematic Synthesis

The linkage design software developed by Art Erdman and his…
KinSyn

KinSyn and the History of Kinematic Synthesis

My first experience with computer based kinematic synthesis…
DIYWalkers

Strider and TrotBot at DIYWalkers.com

Just after I published my book Kinematic Synthesis of Mechanisms…
About Geogebra PageJMM

About Geogebra-Kinematic Synthesis of Mechanisms

The animated four-bar linkage FHJD is constructed using dimensions…
Chapter 6 Title PageJMM

Chapter 6 Animations-Kinematic Synthesis of Mechanisms

Here are the eight Movies in Chapter 6 of Kinematic Synthesis…
Chapter 5 Title PageJMM

Chapter 5 Animations-Kinematic Synthesis of Mechanisms

Here are the four Movies in Chapter 5 of Kinematic Synthesis…
Chapter 4 Title PageJMM

Chapter 4 Animations-Kinematic Synthesis of Mechanisms

Here are the four Movies in Chapter 4 of Kinematic Synthesis…
Chapter 3 Title PageJMM

Chapter 3 Animations-Kinematic Synthesis of Mechanisms

Here are the four Movies in Chapter 3 of Kinematic Synthesis…
Chapter 2 Title PageJMM

Chapter 2 Animations-Kinematic Synthesis of Mechanisms

Here are the six Movies in Chapter 2 of Kinematic Synthesis of…
Chapter 1 Title PageJMM

Chapter 1 Animations-Kinematic Synthesis of Mechanisms

Here are the three Movies in Chapter 1 of Kinematic Synthesis…
KSM Cover ImageJMM

Kinematic Synthesis of Mechanisms Title Video

This animation was prepared by Yang Liu of a walking machine…
Kinematic Synthesis of MechanismsJMM

Kinematic Synthesis of Mechanisms: A project based approach

This book is an introduction to the geometric theory used to…
Rectilinear Six-bar

Rectilinear Six-Bar (Candy Coating Linkage)

Jeff Glabe designed this six-bar linkage to move through six…
Hummingbird Spatial Six-bar

Hummingbird Spatial Six-bar Linkage

This spatial six-bar linkage provides a compact flapping wing…
Flapping Wing Prototype

Flapping Wing Prototype

This is the manufacturing prototype for the flapping wing mechanism…
Soil Conditioning Port Valve

RPR-2SS Soil Conditioning Valve

This is an animation by Benjamin Liu of a spatial RPR-2SS six-bar…
Flapping wing mechanism

Flapping Wing Mechanism

Benjamin Liu prepared this animation of the flapping wing…
Cursive character for dragon

Linkages draw Bezier curves

Here is an example of our Bezier curve drawing linkages. The…
Yang Signature

Linkage that signs your name

Yang Liu has developed Bezier linkages that trace trigonometric…

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.