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Computers & Programming

Linkage Program

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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Linkage Program

Slider Bug in Linkage Software

I found a really weird sliding connector bug. If the connectors B and C are very very close to vertical but not quite exactly vertical, a math problem causes the mechanism to fail at a seemingly random position. In this case, I saw it fail about 3/4 of…

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Computers & Programming, Games

Tabletop Score Calculator

I hope no one ever thinks that the Tabletop Score Calculator is just a physical calculator that is too big to stick in your pocket! The Tabletop Score Calculator is an iOS app I’m working on that will have virtual score sheets for various tabletop games. After another…

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