Virtual Mechanisms
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Virtual Mechanisms


Virtual Mechanisms

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This site is a collection of Java animations organized by categories of mechanisms: Straight Line Generators, Rotary/linear Motions, Four Bar Linkages, Escapements, Miscellaneous Mechanisms.
Material Type: Animation
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: July 08, 1999
Date Modified in MERLOT: August 08, 2012
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  • Reviewed by members of Editorial board for inclusion in MERLOT.
    Editor Review
    Very good quality; in queue to be peer reviewed
    avg: 5 rating
  • User review 5 average rating
  • User Rating: 5 user rating
  • Discussion (2 Comments)
  • Learning Exercises (none)
  • Personal Collections (8)
  • Accessibility Info (none)


Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for Masil Masilamani
13 years ago

Masil Masilamani (Faculty)

Excellent site to visually see the relationship between linear and rotational

Technical Remarks:

If possible add the actual usage or machines where these are used.

Avatar for Anthony Roberts
13 years ago

Anthony Roberts (Faculty)

An excellent site for reviewing various mechanisms.

Technical Remarks:

Very easy to use and visually appealing.