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Press fit linkage

by robzz Jan 12, 2019
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I came across this model and it looks super cool - what's it for though? :D I haven't seen something like this before

It looks to me like it'll be a nice addition to the fidget toys collection for my daughter.

Linkages are useful in many mechanisms when a specific kind of motion is required, like the pistons in an engine. The wikipedia article has some other examples: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linkage_(mechanical)

Personally, I just find it fun to play around with them! Eventually, I'd like to make a tool for designing arbitrarily complicated linkages that can export design as 3d files to be printed.

Oh, like that :D Thanks! It looks fun to play with indeed :p