Skating Penguin

This is Kristal’s latest model, a kinetic sculpture of a cute little penguin skating on an iceberg.

It uses a pretty ancient mechanical device, called a Trammel of Archimedes, to achieve the motion. In recent times variations of this mechanism have been sold as toys and novelty items, often labeled as ‘Do Nothing Machines’, but it can actually be used as a drawing device to create perfect ellipse shapes.

I have put together instructions for building the penguin and the Trammel of Archimedes, which you can find below.

Skating Penguin

Penguin Instructions

Building Guide

PDF File

Digital Model Files

LDraw FileLDD File

Additional Resources

Parts List

Rebrickable

Trammel of Archimedes Instructions

Building Guide

PDF File

Digital Model Files

LDraw FileLDD File

Additional Resources

Parts List

Rebrickable

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