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Peaucellier-Lipkin Mechanical Linkage Animation

version 1.0.0 (4.58 KB) by Dick Benson
This is a MATLAB model that animates the Peaucellier-Lipkin linkage.


Updated 01 Feb 2021

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The Peaucellier-Lipkin linkage generates a perfect straight line by geometrically inverting a circular curve.

Upon seeing a model of this mechanism, Lord Kelvin is reported to
have claimed: "It is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen in my life."

Cite As

Dick Benson (2022). Peaucellier-Lipkin Mechanical Linkage Animation (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2015a
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