Monday, January 21, 2013

Week TechVideo, 2013 #03 - LEGO Orthogonal Planimeter

It is not the first time Nico71 (Nicolas Lespour) does something like this. After his Pritz Hatchet Planimeter a couple of weeks ago, he built now a LEGO Orthogonal Planimeter!

The concept and first implementations behind this great piece of engineerin, was developed during the 19th century according to this Wikipedia article about the Planimeter.

A planimeter (also known as a platometer) is a measuring instrument used to determine the area of an arbitrary two-dimensional shape. By traveling the boundary of the shape, the measuring instrument integrates the area of the shape which is equal to the surface defined by that shape.

The image on the rigth side refers to the Pritz Planimeter that Nico built in first place.

At Nico71's blog, you may find additional information and building instructions for his LEGO Planimeters.


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