Crank Mechanism for Caterpillar Model

Mon, 23 Mar 2015

I’ve finalised the layout for the mechanims that will drive the caterpillar model. There are a few small changes that I have made to the original design including mounting the slider inside the box and adding windows to the to side of the box so that the bell cranks are visible.

Just the caterpillar to do!

Double crank mechanism for paper caterpillar. #papercraft #automata #crank #mechanism

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  • umehta March 23, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    A perfect crawling gait of a

    A perfect crawling gait of a caterpillar!

    • hugo leandro March 24, 2015 at 2:10 pm

      Nice trying, Rob. It’ll be

      Nice trying, Rob. It'll be perfectly adapted to the caterpillar. I'll be waiting the result of the final model anxiously…

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