Thursday, October 17, 2013

Elliptical-design based on a Spring-mechanism

'Springs' and 'Discretization of the problem' (at 2:57 and 4:00)
Rocking Horse pivots and follows an elliptical path,
 Same set-up but with a spring,
A foot colliding with the ground follows the same path. 

Slinky |ˈsli ng kē|
noun ( Slinky) trademarka toy consisting of a flexible helical spring that can be made to somersault down steps.(In action: extra's on Pivoting (sliding)Pivot.pdf (397 kb) - CollisionAntennae.pdf (647 kb)