Peaucellier's and Hart's Inversor

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The Demonstration provides two linkages to convert circular motion to linear motion.

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Peaucellier's mechanism was discovered in 1864. It has seven rods and converts circular motion of the point to linear motion of the point .

Hart's linkage was discovered in 1875. It is a five-link mechanism that converts circular motion of to linear motion of .

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Contributed by: Izidor Hafner (July 2008)
Based on work by: Erik D. Demaine and Joseph O'Rourke
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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E. D. Demaine and J. O'Rurke, Geometric Folding Algorithms, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007 pp. 30–42



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