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Linkage Program

3.10.5 is Released

I’ve been a bit lazy about updates. I updated the Linkage software to version 3.10.5 a few weeks or months ago. It’s no longer a beta program. This new version has a method of simulating links that are positioned by three other links. the algorithm to do this…

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Linkage Program

New Linkage 3.10.5 beta

There is a new Linkage program ready to test. I just fixed a bug with pasting elements that were selected with a box or in certain other ways. The bug caused a crash when the elements were pasted. The typical Linkage installer is here: http://www.rectorsquid.com/beta/linkage.msi The 64 bit…

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Linkage Program

Linkage for MacOS (not soon)

I started work on a macOS version of the Linkage program. It’s going to be years before it’s done but it’s also going to be an interesting project. I opted to use the native tools and languages to make my C.V. so filled with programming languages and operating…

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Linkage Program

Assur Triad Simulation

I’m working on simulating the Assur Triad using an iterative algorithm. The algorithm essentially treats two of the three “legs” of the triad as a 4-bar mechanism and simulates it as one of the legs is rotated through all possible positions. Well, not ALL possible positions because that…

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Linkage Program

No More GitHub Repo

Sorry but the open-source thing didn’t prove useful. The one person who wanted to port the software to QT gave up long ago. After seeing info about the Linkage software on other sites that don’t link back to me or my site, I’m a bit concerned that someone…

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Linkage Program

Perpendicular Hint

I’m in the process if adding a new Hint feature to the Linkage program. When I was designing a mechanism recently, I had to do a series of adjustments in order to find the pivot point of a link based on two points that an end of that…

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Games, Linkage Program

Life is a Board Game

No, not “The Game of Life” board game: it sucks! I mean that some of the mechanics of board games are present in real life. For instance, one of the players a few nights ago made what they discovered was a bad industry placement as their first move….

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Linkage Program

Hoberman “Sphere” Linkage Tutorial

Note that this tutorial requires a yet-to-be-released version of the Linkage program. If you really want a copy, I can send you the executable file. But it won’t have a digital signature due to me being lazy and just now taking steps to get a new code signing…

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