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the geometry of pure motion

KMODDL is a collection of mechanical models and related resources for teaching the principles of kinematics--the geometry of pure motion. The core of KMODDL is the Reuleaux Collection of Mechanisms and Machines, an important collection of 19th-century machine elements held by Cornell's Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

In addition to the photographic animations, KMODDL contains a number of interactive simulators that represent kinematic motion abstractly. The simulators allow users to interact with a machine, pushing and pulling in unscripted ways, modifying it and observing the consequences. Users can modify link lengths, connect and disconnect bars, and remove or modify grounding points, thereby creating inversions. They can also erase a machine and build a different one from scratch. The simulations are linked from the pertinent model pages (under “resources”). You can also browse the simulations by selecting the “multimedia” link from the right sidebar on the KMODDL homepage, or search by key word or subject.

The KMODDL team is using rapid-prototyping technology to reproduce physical models as 3D “prints” from digital files. The replicas are captured as stereolithography (STL) files, which can be exported for 3D printing in thermoplastic layers on a rapid-prototyping fabricator.

oschatz, Thursday, Feb 23rd 2006 Digg | Tweet | Delicious 0 comments  
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~4d ago

joreg: @mediadog they are here: workshop-videotracking-node10

~4d ago

mediadog: Hmmm slides for node10 video tracking cannot be found: workshop-videotracking-slides

~6d ago

joreg: @mediadog thanks for the pointer, links are updated

~6d ago

mediadog: Where are the 50beta42 offline instalers? The offline installers are still linked to 41, not 42.

~10d ago

id144: thanks @gegenlicht & @bjoern, i hope the festival sorted it.

~12d ago

Patxi7: @joreg done

~13d ago

joreg: @neuston @u7angel can you please start a forum thread describing the problem you're having with a few more words?

~13d ago

u7angel: @neutron, same here