Games, Games, Games

Games we (my family) own. These are all available for game night with the NTTTBGM group. Some of these...

Art Projects

I have worked on various art projects over the years. This is a collection of some of those projects....

Programming Projects

I have worked on various personal and professional computer programming projects over the years. This is a collection of...
Linkage Program

Linkage Mechanism Components

Chebyshev Straight Line* Hoeken Straight Line* Linear Motion Track Planetary Gears Peaucellier Straight Line Roberts Straight Line* Scotch Yoke Scott Russell Straight Line Watt Straight Line* *This is a straight line approximation This page will be updated with new components. A link to this page will be made…

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Computers & Programming

Geneva Mechanism Simulation

While wandering around the web looking for interesting mechanisms, I stumbled upon, for the gazillionth time, Geneva mechanisms. Even though I had looked at Geneva mechanisms more times than I can count, this time I discovered something interesting; A Geneva mechanism can be built without the anti-slip disk….

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Linkage Program

Linkage Beta Improvements

I updated the Linkage beta software: https://www.rectorsquid.com/beta/linkage.msi Here are some of the recent changes and additions: Allow gears to be separated using the Split command Show RPM along with gear radius or diameter when auto-dimensions are on. Added push/pull options to the actuator settings so users don’t need…

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Linkage Program

Another Bridge Mechanism

I threw together this bridge after seeing some others on YouTube. I started with actuators in place of winches and cables and then moved to an actuator that would be a hydraulic cylinder or rack-and-pinion if built in real life. I’ll try to update this post with the…

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Linkage Program

Rolling Bridge Mechanism

The rolling bridge in Paddington London is a prime mechanism to reverse engineer and create with the Linkage software. This is a simple repeating mechanism that uses the vertically-oriented hydraulics to decrease the distance between the top portions of the individual trapezoids. The distance decreases as the center…

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My Later Career in Computer Programing

This is a continuation of my story started in this earlier post here. At the end of my last post, I wrote about getting a job working for TimeLogic on a broadcast delay system. I Actually interviewed for that job and had to write some software as a…

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Games

Automation Empire: First Impressions

Automation Empire is a computer game where you create a production system to drill or mine resources and then sell them or refine and combine them into more profitable materials. I’ve spent about 8 hours, an hour or two at a time over the last week playing this…

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