Mechanical Page Turner - Guest Blog
Reader Napoleon C. submitted the following project:
Mechanical Page Turner Design
This was a university project for my Kinematics of Mechanisms class that consisted in the design of an automatic page turner which was intended to serve as an assistive device for people with disabilities. The assignment required the identification of a page turning technique and the synthesis of the mechanism that would produce the output motion to carry out the task as well as its computer simulation. A working prototype was built using components from a Lego Mindstorm NXT kit for another engineering class to be used as the final step of a Rube Goldberg machine.