Trammel of Archimedes

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Summary This mechanism consists of a base with two slots intersecting at right angles. Two sliders are confined within the slots and are attached to a handle by pivots (screws) at fixed positions along the handle. The mechanism can be used for drawing a perfect ellipse. This is done by positioning a writing utensil at the end of the handle while making a full revolution.

With that said, it is often sold in novelty shops with interesting names like Bullsht Grinder, Bullsht Masher or Do-Nothing Machine. Interestingly, most of the names are preceded with state names such as Arkansas, Kentucky, etc. I guess that’s how locals make fun of their neighbors.

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Knob.stl
386 KB
handle.stl
20.8 KB
slide.stl
155 KB
Base.stl
220 KB

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