All in a Flap.

Tue, 19 Jun 2012

Here's a problem that comes up from time to time. A push rod that drives, for example, a wing, works only over a limited range usually no more than about ninety degrees. 


Looking at the mechanism used in the Hammerbot I reckoned that it might be put to use to help increase the possible range of wing movement.

I modified the geometry so that the wing movement is double that of the push rod.


The result works really nicely. Notice that the wing motion is now 180 degrees. 

Next, I'll experiment to see if I can make the linkage parts simpler and more compact, then I'll add it to a character as yet undecided. Fun fun!

Comments (2)

  • cool022883 June 19, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    im thinking that some kind of

    im thinking that some kind of hawk or eagle or even a flying dinosaur would be great for this mechanism sense it has long flowing movements.or you could do something silly like turn it into a flying fish=0)~~ ,it could also be used for something like an elephant raising its trunk.

    • umehta June 21, 2012 at 1:10 pm

      Many possibilities!

      Many possibilities!

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