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January 2018

Computers & Programming

Software Code Redundancy

I’m currently adding features to an existing Android app. It is written in Java, a language that I can write in but not at all as competently as C++. The programmer is very skilled in many areas but I think that he lacks a little discipline in removing…

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Linkage Program

Archimedes Trammel

It’s really just a trammel thing that somehow got named after Archimedes. At least that’s one story I read. Archimedes Trammel in Action I had to add grid and element snapping for sliding connectors in the latest (not yet available) Linkage program. That was a tough feature to…

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Linkage Program

Linkage Update 3.7.5

A new update is available. There are a few changes, improvements, and fixes: Change to export motion path using the mechanism units (inches, mm). Experimental simulation cycle feature that runs half an actuator cycle or a full rotational cycle. This is still an experiment and has flaws. Fix…

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Linkage 3.7.4

I just updated the Linkage page with Linkage 3.7.4. This version has a fix for a gear fastening bug that was in the last two versions. It also has three new samples generously donated by Andrew Hall; they are Stirling engine mechanisms. I’ll update the samples web page…

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