Sunday, October 15, 2006

Virtual Mechanisms Animated with Java

16 classical categories of mechanisms are shown animated on this site. Many are useful for automata. I used the Scotch Yoke depicted here for my Flying Santa automaton. You'll also find examples of:

  • Straight Line Motions
  • Rotary/linear Motions
  • Four Bar Linkages
  • Escapements (including the Geneva Stop)
  • Miscellaneous Mechanisms

The site references the following books:
1 - Elements of Mechanism
2 - Mechanical appliances, mechanical movements and novelties
3 - Machine design

The animations require that the Java applet is installed and enabled on your browser (not a big deal).

Check out the Animated Virtual Mechanisms



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