Target Design at the end of this Tutorial

How to assemble this model: Summary

1.Orbit a Gear insides a stationary Gear so that the Gear orbits one time per machine cycle
2.Add a Dyad:
join one Part in the Dyad to the orbiting Gear with a Pin-Joint
join the other Part in the Dyad to the Base-Part with a Slide-Joint.

This Part is the 'Sliding-Part'. We do not know the motion of this Part unless we measure its motion.

join the two Parts together with a Pin-Joint
3.Add a Rocker to the Sliding-Part
4.Add a motion to rotate the Rocker as it slides
5.Add a 2D-Cam to the Base-Part

The motion of the Sliding-Part is quite complex. It is a function of many parameters:

ratio of the Gear-Pair
The Base-Value of the Rocker that rotates the gear
The length of Parts

...and more.

The rotation of the Rocker to be a function of the position of the Sliding-Part.

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