Analysis and synthesis of the walking linkage of Theo Jansen with a flywheel
Institute of Technology, Estonian University of Life Sciences, Kreutzwaldi ⁵⁶, EE⁵¹0¹⁴ Tartu, Estonia;
This paper presents the results of cinematic and dynamic calculations of Theo Jansen’s walking linkage on the worksheet of Mathcad. To validate the cinematic calculations, a video clip with simulation of the motion of Theo Jansen’s mechanism is composed. The synthesis of a flywheel for Theo Jansen’s linkage input link to decrease the fluctuation in its rotation is considered in detail.