Modeling a Three-Pendulum Harmonograph – tutorial: part #2

01/23/2011

Hi guys, here is the second part of a tutorial describing the matematical equations used in modeling a three-pendulum harmonograph (automatic drawing machine). It pertains to the second version of the model. This section describes the kinematic equations involved in the articulated linkage mechanism on the top of the table, the custom spreadsheet functions used in the model and some overall considerations about the partition of the spreadsheet.  This is an…

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Modeling a Three-Pendulum Harmonograph – tutorial: part #1

01/19/2011

Hi guys, here is the first part of a tutorial describing the matematical equations used in modeling a three-pendulum harmonograph (automatic drawing machine). It pertains to the second version of the model. This section refers only to the kinematic equations for the movement of three pendulums. A second section will be published later and it will describe the kinematic equations involved in the articulated linkage mechanism on the top of the table,…

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Pendulum

09/20/2010

This is a basic pendulum model in Excel. Enjoy! [sociallocker][/sociallocker] This is an animated Excel model of a pendulum that you can download here. For fast modeling speed, please use older versions of excel (1997-2003). In the following section, background information about pendulums in general will be presented: Pendulum meaning, a simple pendulum definition, what is a pendulum? A pendulum is an oscillatory device made up of a concentrated weight…

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