# Search Results for “4-bar-linkage”

##### Four Bar Linkage

You can drag the vertices of the shadow linkage to alter its geometry. Can you create a linkage which draws a figure 8? How about the letter D? How close to a straight line can you get? If you like this, you might like my 4 bar linkage clock app.##### Maximum Area Configuration of a Four Bar Linkage

You can set the lengths of the four bars in your linkage. Then drag point B till you think it encloses the maximum area. Click the button to examine the area. Click Solution to observe that the solution occurs where all four vertices lie on the same circle.##### Watt's Linkage

Watt’s approximate straight line linkage is used in automobile suspensions. Drag the red points to see the mechanism move. What is the angle of the approximate straight line? Press*for a hint.*

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