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How to trace a square with a reuleaux triangle

I am trying to trace a square (with rounded corners) using a reuleaux triangle and a single (circular rotation) motor. I've seen many animations (example) of this but do not understand how to make it. ...
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How is linear motion achieved in this automatic blackboard eraser?

In the animation shown below what can be the mechanism used for this purpose? I know it can be achieved by using rack and pnion gear arrangement. But how are this set up arranged in classroom ...
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product to tackle problem of senior citizens of our society who forget to take pills due to Memory Loss [closed]

For a lot of senior citizens of our society, taking medications is a necessity. Although necessary,it can be tedious sometimes. More often, these patients forget to take pills due to Memory Loss. Is ...
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What can be the mechanism used in devising a machine that can arrange the dishes properly to make the cleaning faster in the messes/hotels [closed]

In hotels/messes the used plates are often placed haphazardly, and the workers need to pick the plates carefully to clean them. This leads to longer washing times and longer waiting times for ...
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How is mechanism used in modern projector different from intermittent mechanism used in conventional one?

Do modern projector used for digital class works on same old conventional intermittent mechanism and blocking of light during change of frame. What is principal used in modern projector?
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What is the reason for the intermittent motion and blocking of light during change of frame in Conventional projector?

Conventional Film projectors do not advance from one frame to another by continuous movement of the reels. What is the reason for the intermittent motion and blocking of light during change of frame ...
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How Infinadeck Omnidirectional Treadmill works

I have seen this paper about the Omnidirectional Treadmill With CAD model ( with tiny rollers on it): Which compered its prototype with infinadeck as shown below: but don't see those roller in ...
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Gear mechanism for automatic gate

I have a sliding gate installed on my compound wall. I want to control the gate opening/closing with a motor. I have the electronic circuitry to control motor start/stop. I m thinking about attaching ...
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Torque acting on a rotating wedge due to a linear force parallel to the axis of rotation

Let's say I have a wedge which can only be rotated about a fixed axis perpendicular to the ground. There is a cam follower mechanism constrained to vertical movement with a ball roller on the end ...
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Serrated locking part

I need to fixate something at adjustable approximate angles. It doesn't need to have a lot of holding power. So the idea is to have washers/nuts that are serrated, that when closed in together, locks ...
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Where do I learn about jewel bearings?

I would like to take a deep dive into the world of jewel sourced watchmaking components (including, but not limited to, bearings) but I am having trouble finding any textbooks on the subject. Are ...
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Is there a way to convert a short throw in one direction into a long throw in two directions

I have a motor that I have created a simple adapter for; this lets us attach any parts we might design to solve the final problem: I would like to convert the motors motion to oscillating motion in ...
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How does a power hacksaw lift on the forward stroke?

Hacksaw blades cut on the pull stroke (back into the machine) and are supposed to lift on the push stroke, all the DIY setups I have seen cut on both the pull and push stroke, i.e. What type of setup ...
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Making a machine to sort out old bolts, washers, nuts etc in workshop

I spend a lot of time in my workshop sorting out and putting back into their boxes bunches of screws, washers, nuts and other assorted niknaks and I want to make a machine to take this chore off my ...
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How do bike wheels keep turning when the rider stops pedalling?

I am very confused with something regarding bikes... How is it that a bike wheel continues to spin (either from momentum or from going downhill) when the rider is not pedalling, without also spinning ...
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Maximum velocity of an athlete [closed]

I was solving a mechanics sum An athlete running a 100m run starts from rest and reaches the maximum speed in a distance of 15 m. He runs the remaining distance with that velocity and reaches the ...
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Equivalent moment of inertia in a crank-rocker mechanism

I'm attempting to model a crank-rocker mechanism (see picture). A motor is connected to the crank side and is driving the mechanism with a torque $\tau_{motor}$. A load is attached to the rocker side ...
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Clutch for high-speed operation (>40 000 rpm)

I'm currently working on a setup where at some operations my motor has to drive a shaft up to the motor's maximum operating speed (12,000rpm) and a torque of ~0.14Nm but at other conditions this shaft ...
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Is a scissor mechanism considered a parallel manipulator

According to Wikipedia (I know) a parallel manipulator is a single end effector driven by several serial chains. Does this include a simple scissor lift mechanism? And is there a better definition of ...
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What are the 'poles' off the side off this aircraft carrier's flight deck?

Looking at a model of the HMS Ark Royal I found myself intrigued by the prominent 'poles' lining the flight deck. Some investigation on Google reveals that they can apparently be lowered to lay ...
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How do these thread-holder mechanisms work?

In old scientific apparatus for electrical experiments, and more particularly in instruments such as galvanometers and torsion balances, we often need to hold one end of a thread in place. Examples ...
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Design suggestions for Mechanical rotating disc with 30 degrees step

I am a software engineer with no knowledge of mechanical engineering. I need to buy or build a rotating disc which can rotate in 30 degree steps only i.e each time I try to rotate it, it should take ...
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How could I get the coordinates of the circumscribed circle giving the 3 points coords?

I have the coordinates of 3 points thrgouh which, a circle should pass . Having the coordinates of the points in 3D, how could I have the coordinates of the center of circumscribed circle ? also : if ...
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Latch Mechanics

I want to make a sprung latch mechanism which keeps a door in place until a certain force is applied to the door. In the diagram attached, the force the door must release at is Fd, and the latch ...
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Constain sketch inside block to external elements in solidworks

I am designing a mechanism using sketches and sketch blocks in Solidworks. I have multiple copies of a block that contains a linkage that has a few pivots points. When I edit the sketch in this block,...
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Mechanism to alternate between two lifting ends

I'm thinking of what mechanical mechanism can be used to alternate between two different lifting heads, an adhesive and a non-adhesive side, attached to an arm, so that either head comes forward ...
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Where do I get basic mechanical components? [closed]

I'm looking for a few basic devices such as converting translational to rotational motion, 20:1 gearbox, etc. Found nothing at Home Depot. Could you suggest where does one buys/orders such components?
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how does this z-axis micro-adjust lead-screw design work

The picture (which I found on the web without any accompanying explanatory text) shows a home-made z-axis micro-adjust lead-screw add-on to the vertical milling attachment of a vintage hobbyist lathe. ...
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How to configure strain gauges for tension measurement?

I have a machine which has belts with three pulleys, one of them is connected to the motors,the one in the middle moves to tighten the belt, and the third is idle pulley. This belt assembly sits on a ...
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small gearbox for experimental wind mill

The gear box will have little torque as I am only using a 12 by 18" wing which rotates. The two shafts I am using are 1/4 ", one form the wing and the other going the to pivot for the wing to circle, ...
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How do Test Indicator Flexible Holders hold rigidly when tightened?

If one were to search on Amazon for "Test Indicator Flexible Holders" you will turn up many items using this mechanism (please ignore the magnetic base; I'm not focusing on that part, just the red ...
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Toggle position of a fourbar slider-crank

In the fourbar mechanism as in the following picture, I have to find the toggle position, the sliding distance and the time ratio. Here is my understanding/plan to do this: The toggle positions ("...
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Do crank-sliders require some minimum amount of momentum to work in linear-to-rotary convertions?

I've been doing some reading into spinning wheels and old-fashioned sewing machines and so far as I can tell, they use a system similar to a piston in an engine. The main difference being, the ...
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Is there a linkage or other mechanism which can simulate a pivot, without extending that far?

I have a bar which I want to move as if it was pivoted on a point beyond its end. e.g. -------- * / / / / Is there a ...
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recreating old mechanisme

I'm recreating an old mechanisme in 3d modeling software. The idea is that this triangular shape rotates around an off-center axis. This will create 4 phases. first (like in the picture) the ...
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How could I identify the object in the question body?

We're building this thing in AutoDesk Inventor and SolidWorks, yet I don't know what it is. Can someone please tell me? Thanks.
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Did Charles Babbage's Difference Engine use the sautoir carry mechanism from Pascal's calculator?

We know that Blaise Pascal built a mechanical calculator which had a carry mechanism called a sautoir. You can see a video of it working here, and here. We know that Charles Babbage wrote a book ...
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How to debunk this “Perpetual Motion Machine?”

Here is video of a purported "perpetual motion machine." How do you explain its behavior?
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What mechanism is available to rotate a metal piece on another metal piece?

I am trying to find some type of mechanism where I can have a smooth but not too stiff rotation between two metal pieces. I was thinking of putting a shoulder screw through the pieces (the pieces will ...
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Mechanism of a manual Crank Adjustable Height Standing Desk

I am trying to figure out the lifting mechanism of a manual Crank Adjustable Height Standing Desk. Please see the image below: My question is what it is inside the metal frame (check the red marked ...
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0..360 constrained rotation mechanism

I'm looking for examples of mechanisms that can constrain a hub rotating around a shaft from 0 to 360 degrees. Rotation between 0 and 360 should be free. Rotation < 0 and > 360 should be stopped. ...
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Is it ok for clutch to slip in DCT in certain situations?

When driving a car with manual transmission on start you slowly release the clutch so the car doesn't jerk. So clutch slippage here is not that bad if I understand this correctly? And also couldn't ...
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From a mechanical point of view(Physics/Engineering) why are Front-Load washers said to clean/wash better than Top-Load washers on average?

Which cleans better? Is it just marketing or do they really clean/wash better due to some physical property or the way they work, I am asking how do they if they do? N.B I do not intend to indicate ...
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identify shackle or swivel tensioner mechanism

What is this called? I would say it is a shackle or I suppose, a turnbuckle, but it appears to have a right threaded rod on both sides and right threaded free nuts inside. I would just say it's a ...
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Inertial Forces while analysing forces on a Piston in a Slider - Crank Mechanism?

I get that we are analysing the Piston in a non-inertial frame of reference, but the point of my question is that according to D'Alembert's Principle, whenever an inertial force comes in the line of ...
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Mechanical solution for keeping a vertical stack under pressure

I'm looking for a solution for keeping a vertical stack of small boxes under tension. I will use the device in the attached picture to hold the boxes which will have a lid on the top, and the boxes ...
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Chain length increasing during rotation of chain sprocket pair?

I am writing a program to calculate chain lengths required for a particular sprocket pair when I noticed this Consider a 9 teeth sprocket paired with an identical 9 teeth sprocket (image reference) ...
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What kind of mechanisms are there to give an object free rotation?

I am doing a project where there is a plate with a hole on it where one ring will be mounted. The ring and plate need to be attached somehow. However, the ring must be able to rotate around the roll ...
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Is there an easy way to calculate carrier output of a planetary gear set which has two inputs?

Online I found many guides and videos on how to calculate outputs of a planetary gearset but all of them have only one input. But how can I calculate output speed of carrier if ring and sun gear are ...
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I've never seen this type of flexible coupling, can someone tell me what it's called?

Putting together a project, I've found this clutch but I've never seen this type before. It has a sort of flexible plate connecting the two parts, attached to both in two places corresponding to where ...