Kempe's Translator

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Kempe's translator copies a link to another location. Since the link has constant length, it is given by its starting point and polar angle. So Kempe's translator translates an angle to a new location, keeping the same orientation. The translator is Kempe's simplest tool; the other two are the adder and the multiplicator.

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



E. D. Demaine and J. O'Rourke, Geometric Folding Algorithms: Linkages, Origami, Polyhedra, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007 p. 33.

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