Linkage Designs

Spare Tire Linkage

Spare Tire Deployment for a Pickup Truck

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This four-bar linkage was designed by Kaustubh Sonawale using…
Hardtop Convertible New

Bolt Insertion Six-bar Linkage

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This linkage was designed to guide a powered screw driver…
Hardtop Convertible New

Rice Transplanter Six-bar

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This is a revised version of the rice transplanter linkage…
Hardtop Convertible New

Icon A5 Wing Deployment Spherical Linkage

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This spherical four-bar linkage was designed by Kaustubh Sonawale…

Spherical Four-bar Linkage Design: Mech Gen 4

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This version of Mechanism Generator uses five orientations of…
Hardtop Convertible New

Bobbin Linkage for a Rotating Weaver

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This linkage is designed to guide the bobbin thread of a…
Hardtop Convertible New

Icon A5 spherical four-bar wing linkage

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This shows the wing movement of the Icon A5 as guided by a…
Adjustable Gripper

Six-bar gripper with fine adjustment

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This is a robotic gripper designed by Andrea Carli and Kaustubh…
Hardtop Convertible New

Kinetic Art

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This is is an example of the kinetic art of Volkert van der…
Hardtop Convertible New

5-SS Steering Linkage

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This steering linkage is designed to increase the track,…
Hardtop Convertible New

Adjustable spinal implant

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Brandon Tsuge and Tim Rasmussen developed this concept for…
Hardtop Convertible New

Instrument for spinal implant

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This instrument is a six-bar linkage designed to separate vertebral…
MechGen 3

Mechanism Generator 3.0

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Our Mechanism Generator 3.0 software reads a SolidWorks sketch…
Hardtop Convertible New

Rice Transplanter

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This rice transplanter selects seedlings from the hopper and…
Hardtop Convertible New

5SS Spatial Steering Linkage

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Mark Plecnik designed this spatial 5SS steering linkage to…
MechGen 2

Mechanism Generator 2.0 (MechGen 2)

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We have a trial version of our Mechanism Generator 2.0 software…
Hardtop Convertible New

Folding movement for wings for the Icon A5

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This spherical four-bar linkage concept by Kaustubh Sonawale…
Hardtop Convertible New

Spherical linkage concept to fold a wing

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This is a spherical four-bar linkage concept by Kaustubh Sonawale…
Hardtop Convertible New

Spare tire deployment linkage

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Kaustubh Sonawale designed this four-bar linkage to move a truck…
Hardtop Convertible New

Revised Three-panel Hardtop Convertible Linkage

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Oscar Alonso replaced the parallelogram drive linkages of the…

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.