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Functioning Geneva Mechanism Animation Problem

Question asked by Randy Scism on May 3, 2009
Latest reply on Aug 12, 2009 by Deepak Gupta
i've already searched for this problem (search Geneva Mechanism in "animation and motion/simulation") and read the two posts and i've looked at the assemblies, motion simulations and videos, but I can't figure out how to make the cross/rotor spin while engaged with the drive pin, then stop while the input crank finishes it's rotation. in the video, the rotor spins with the pin engaged, but then it still follows it with the pin disengaged. i could have sworn i saw this as a tutorial from solidworks a couple years ago, maybe between '05 and '07 maybe?

any help is greatly appreciated. like one of the posts above, this is for a college project, so the only gains i would reap from this is a pat on the back for doing something extra haha.

thank you for your time,

Tom Nuessen
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Undergrad Student 
University of Missouri