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06. Mechanisms and Movement

My attempts at creating a working, combined mechanism were… not so successful. I created two mechanisms that worked on their own (see video), but because my initial plan with cardboard didn’t work. I hadn’t realized how difficult cardboard is to … Continue reading

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Mechanisms and Movement

For this project, I made a Ratchet with a Quick-Return out of foam core. Although, I could never get the ratchet to catch appropriately, the quick return worked very well. I was unable to motorize it.    

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Mechanisms and Movement

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mech and move …::iris::…

For assignment 6, I made a six-part iris of acrylic.  The piece uses a crank to convert the rotary motion of the dc motor to an oscillating motion to open and close the iris.  The crank acts on the outer ring while … Continue reading

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HW6: Mechanisms and Movement

This project uses several linkages to turn an oscillating motion into rotational motion. The pendulum, comprised of 2 pennies, sits atop 2 low friction eyelets. As the pendulum swings, it moves a pawl, which guided by a slot,  creates linear … Continue reading

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Assignment 6: Mechanisms and movement

Here it is. 2 gears and a 2-sided rack. 100% cardboard. And a geared motor attached to another gear to drive the whole thing. The gear teeth are made from the corrugation of the cardboard. But here’s the twist: The … Continue reading

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HW 6 Mechanisms and Movement

This project turns rotational motion into linear motion to create a poke machine. A simple switch is used to turn the mechanism on and off. A use scenario is also presented (2nd video). The poke mechanism: The poke mechanism in … Continue reading

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