# Designs from Mechanical Linkages

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The paths of the joints of mechanical linkages have been used extensively to make all sorts of artistic designs: pantographs, pintographs, harmonographs, and so on.

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Contributed by: Erik Mahieu (November 2015)

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The Chebychev–Grübler–Kutzbach criterion states that , where in this Demonstration is the number of degrees of freedom, is the number of links, is the number of joints, and is the number of ternary links. The two ternary links are the ones connecting three joints, and the remaining five links are binary links connecting two joints.

Reference

[1] Wikipedia."Chebychev–Grübler–Kutzbach Criterion." (Nov 17, 2015) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chebychev–Grübler–Kutzbach_criterion.

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Published: November 23 2015