I would not use the kinematic-function from composer for this example. Except for robot arms, I have only bad experiences with it.
To your example: it is good to link the prt "link" to "Handle", so it always keeps the same center.
But no link to the shaft. May be there is any solution, but it is very difficult to realize.
So I start to create keys for start and end of the movement of handle.
Than I change the rotation for "link" (1. startkey, 2. End key, 3. Keys for each 1/2 second)
Same to "Shaft" parallel to "link"
That seems to be the easiest way.
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lol, Thank you, ive tried your way and it works for me, its so simple, i was hoping that there would be a way to use kinematics for this exercise, but your solution works for my task.
in some cases ist better to use the pragmatic way ;-)