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A reconstruction of the differential analyzer in Meccano: the challenges of torque amplifiers, integrators, and backlash

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This paper relates the author's early attempts at constructing a simple differential analyzer using Meccano sets, an interest which has remained for more than 30 years. The paper describes how the author constructed a torque amplifier and integrators in Meccano, and how the unavoidable backlash in mechanical systems was addressed.

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Control Systems, IEEE  (Volume:25 ,  Issue: 3 )