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#10

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Klann linkage

#9

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Peristaltic pump

#8

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Sun and planet gear


#7

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Sterling engine

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Wankel engine

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Trammel of Archimedes

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Geneva wheel

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Universal joint

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Constant-velocity joint

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Sarrus linkage

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


  • Ushanka

    My god, these are so captivating. I could watch that trammel of Archimedes all day.

    It’s not technically a mechanical animation, but my favorite Wikipedia animation is this one: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Viscosity.gif

  • http://www.supremeindia.com Chennai Laptops

    Awesome works. i like the mechanism of Constant-velocity joint

  • Crazywolf

    The first one wouldn’t work because it is picking up two legs at a time. Which means it would just fall over. It would have to have at least six legs.

    • NancyG.

      I assume it has the same number and configuration of legs on both sides… much like a spider.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/bruce.miller.900 Bruce Miller

    Good Stuff! More to come?

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