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Forrest Addy
07-04-2008, 04:15 PM
Those of you who are endlessly fascinated with gadgets and how their parks work in relationship with one another may have seen this recently posted:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=Theo+Jansen&spell=1

and specifically

http://www.strandbeest.com/

Here is a website where you can interactively monkey with the mechanism of Theo Jannsen's linkage and alter its articulation. Note the numbers on top. They are arbitrary and have no relationship with the actual linkage arm ratios

http://www.mechanisms101.com/theo_jansen.shtml

Browse the menu on the left and explore the other mechanisms and circuits.

Alistair Hosie
07-04-2008, 04:26 PM
You know forrest the more I watch man made sculptures etc the more I wonder at the simplest of God's creations,which far excede mans humble efforts.With all of the robotics nothing can compare to the human hand which we take very much for granted mostly.anyway I digress nice sculpturing I do apreciate it regardsAlistair

A.K. Boomer
07-04-2008, 05:43 PM
Very cool Forest, mech.101 is now a bookmark.

aostling
07-04-2008, 07:06 PM
Had fun playing with the snake and mouse. http://www.mechanisms101.com/snake.shtml

Smokedaddy
07-04-2008, 07:54 PM
Amazing ...

Here' something a little different ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRTcHnjNd5E

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