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Linkage 3.15 Beta!

A new version of Linkage is available to test: http://www.rectorsquid.com/beta/linkage.msi This is version 3.15 or greater. It will get updated as I fix more bugs and tweak more features. Here are some recent changes, some of which might have already been released in previous versions: The control knobs…

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Better Drawings of Links

There are currently two ways to show links in the Linkage software: The link is drawn as a polygon using the outer-most connectors to define the shape, and drawn as a solid object with the connector circles giving the appearance of holes within a larger polygon with rounded…

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Neural Network Experiment

I suspect that anyone reading my blog will notice that unlike other blogs, I tend to post about things I’m going to do, not things that I’ve done. My latest interest is in neural networks. I think that I have a good grasp of how they work aside…

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Linkage Temporary Points

[Update: Scroll the update at the end to see new information about all of this] When I first wrote the Linkage software, I knew that if you rotate some points, that they can’t be rotated back to their original positions because of math and rounding issues. I immediately…

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Darned Planetary Gears

I thought that the Linkage program, with the addition of external gears, would handle a planetary transmission just fine. I was wrong. Aside from the issue of having to drive this with a chain, which is necessary because making the center connector of the gear train an input…

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