1800 Mechanical Movements

Author: Gardner Dexter Hiscox
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486457437
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Originally published in 1899, this is the unabridged republication of the 16th enlarged edition: Mechanical movements, powers, and devices. New York: Norman W. Henley Pub., 1921.

A Victorian Handbook of Mechanical Movements

Author: Thomas Walter Barber
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486498126
Release Date: 1890
Genre: Science

Reprint. Originally published: London: E. & F. Spon, 1890, under the title: TheEngineer's sketch-book of mechanical movements, devices, appliances, contrivances, and details.

Making Things Move DIY Mechanisms for Inventors Hobbyists and Artists

Author: Dustyn Roberts
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071741682
Release Date: 2010-12-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Get Your Move On! In Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists, you'll learn how to successfully build moving mechanisms through non-technical explanations, examples, and do-it-yourself projects--from kinetic art installations to creative toys to energy-harvesting devices. Photographs, illustrations, screen shots, and images of 3D models are included for each project. This unique resource emphasizes using off-the-shelf components, readily available materials, and accessible fabrication techniques. Simple projects give you hands-on practice applying the skills covered in each chapter, and more complex projects at the end of the book incorporate topics from multiple chapters. Turn your imaginative ideas into reality with help from this practical, inventive guide. Discover how to: Find and select materials Fasten and join parts Measure force, friction, and torque Understand mechanical and electrical power, work, and energy Create and control motion Work with bearings, couplers, gears, screws, and springs Combine simple machines for work and fun Projects include: Rube Goldberg breakfast machine Mousetrap powered car DIY motor with magnet wire Motor direction and speed control Designing and fabricating spur gears Animated creations in paper An interactive rotating platform Small vertical axis wind turbine SADbot: the seasonally affected drawing robot Make Great Stuff! TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.

Mechanical Appliances Mechanical Movements and Novelties of Construction

Author: Gardner D. Hiscox
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486165172
Release Date: 2013-01-09
Genre: Science

This engrossing visual narrative profiles hundreds of mechanical devices. Nearly 1,000 detailed illustrations — including steam-powered appliances, spring-powered devices, and other machinery — are accompanied by informative descriptions.

Illustrated Sourcebook of Mechanical Components

Author: Robert Parmley
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0070486174
Release Date: 2000-04-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering

With illustrations, this book offers a compendium of the most frequently used mechanical components, represented graphically. It provides the most commonly used design formulas as well as additional structural data, and is useful for an engineer.

The Book of Basic Machines

Author: U.S. Navy
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781510720107
Release Date: 2013-03-06
Genre: Science

Have you ever wondered why levers and pulleys make it easy to lift heavy objects? Or thought about what it is that makes a combustion engine work? The Book of Basic Machines will give you the information you need to understand key concepts, techniques, components, and much more. Designed and prepared by the Naval Education and Training Program Development Center for naval training, and taught widely in technical school across the country, the manual covers the theory and application of many of the most important mechanical ideas. Concepts build effortlessly from one chapter to the next. Clear explanations, illuminating examples, and over 200 skillfully rendered diagrams, cross-sections, and illustrations make it remarkably easy for readers of any level to understand the fascinating inner-workings of basic machines. The Book of Basic Machines is an invaluable resource for mechanical engineering students looking to learn the basics, working engineers wanting to brush up on some theory, or hobbyists who simply want to know how things work. Simply put, this book is required reading for anyone interested in machines. From the basics of simple levers to the principles of the internal combustion engine, The Book of Basic Machines covers every aspect of basic machinery.

Ingenious Mechanisms for Designers and Inventors

Author: Franklin Day Jones
Publisher: Industrial Press Inc.
ISBN: 0831110295
Release Date: 1930
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Each of the four volumes of Ingenious Mechanisms is an independent treatise on the subject of mechanisms. The books are similar in size and general character, but the contents are different. The mechanisms described are grouped into chapters according to general types. Together with the complete index, this arrangement by function makes it easy to find the class of movement desired, and enables you to compare mechanisms which are similar in purpose but different in design. The descriptions and illustratios are confined to the important and fundamental elements, so that time is not wasted reading a lot of useless or irrelevant detail. Readers are told plainly and briefly what each mechanism consists of, how it operates, and the features which make it of special interest. The particular mechanisms have been selected because they have stood the test of actual practice. Among the mechanisms described and illustrated by working diagrams are: cam applications and special cam designs; intermittent motions from gears and cams; interlocking devices; valve diagrams; reversing mechanisms of special design; tripping or stop mechanisms; drives of crank type for reciprocating driven members; feeding mechanisms and auxiliary devices; feeding and ejecting mechanisms; and many, many more.

Speed Mathematics Simplified

Author: Edward Stoddard
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486319889
Release Date: 2013-04-09
Genre: Mathematics

Entertaining, easy-to-follow suggestions for developing greater speed and accuracy in doing mathematical calculations. Surefire methods for multiplying without carrying, mastering fractions, working quickly with decimals, handling percentages, and much more.

Machine devices and components illustrated sourcebook

Author: Robert O. Parmley
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071436871
Release Date: 2004-10-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Invaluable to anyone who designs, repairs, or operates machines, this sourcebook contains 2000 illustrations of the most commonly used components found in home appliances, office machines, vehicles, aircraft, ships, construction, factory equipment, and machine tools. The author also includes design formulas and structural data. Contents: Mechanisms * Machine Elements * Gearing * Fluid-Filled Bearing * Bearings with Rolling Contact * Packing and Seals * Pipe, Fitting, and Valves * Key Equations and Charts for Designing Mechanisms

Making Simple Automata

Author: Robert Race
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 9781847977458
Release Date: 2014-05-31
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Designing and making successful automata involves combining materials, mechanisms and magic. Making Simple Automata explains how to design and construct small scale, simple mechanical devices made for fun. Materials such as paper and card, wood, wire, tinplate and plastics are covered along with mechanisms - levers and linkages, cranks and cams, wheels, gears, pulleys, springs, ratchets and pawls. This wonderful book is illustrated with examples throughout and explains the six golden rules for making automata alongside detailed step-by-step projects. Magic - an unanalyzable charm, a strong fascination so that the whole is more than the sum of its parts. Superbly illustrated with 110 colour photographs with examples and detailed step-by-step projects.

Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Sourcebook

Author: Neil Sclater
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
ISBN: UOM:39015050796278
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Your one-stop idea guide for time-saving, ready-to-use mechanical component designs! Whatever you design, engineer, or invent-from locomotives to tape recorders-if your application requires components that MOVE GRIP or LOCK... you need this book. An unmatched compilation of proven design ideas and solutions, Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Sourcebook-describes and illlustrates over 1,700 tested mechanisms, linkages, cams, variable-speed drives, gears, clutches, brakes, belts, glexures, chucks, clamps, and springs you can use is-or modify to meet your needs; shows you how these components combine successfully with electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, optical, thermal, or photoelectric devices-to let you creat integrated designs that perform a range of complex tasks; includes key design curves, graphs, tables, and equations for designing a variety of components-geared five-bar mechanisms, internal, and external Geneva wheels, crank-and-rocker links, snap-action toggles, angular-motion and curvilinear-motion feeder mechanisms, slider cranks, ratchet wheels, and more; organizes all mechanisms and devices by application and principle of operation-to give you fast on-the-job access; Carefully compiled from major product-design design-engineering publications and from other authoritative sources, Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Sourcebook is the most extensive, thoroughly researched ready reference of its kind. It's the place to turn first for the time-saving approaches that can get your design started off right... break you out of conceptual logjams... suggest more cost-efficient alternatives... or just fine-tune a good design to make it even better.

A History of Mechanical Inventions

Author: Abbott Payson Usher
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486143590
Release Date: 2013-07-24
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Updated classic explores importance of technological innovation in cultural and economic history of the West. Water wheels, clocks, printing, machine tools, more. "Without peer." — American Scientist.