LINKKI is a tool for mechanical motion prototyping based on flat linkage mechanism designed by Eun Young Park. It is also a cross-disciplinary teaching tool as well as an artistic medium. Consisting of a modular box, bars and circles, and active modules, LINKKI simplifies the technical construction toy to such an extent as to look minimal, thus allowing users to be able to play intuitively and to be engaged in playful making and learning. Moreover, the possibility of fabricating parts with affordable materials makes it more accessible so as to be used in various settings.
It has received many positive feedbacks worldwide and appeared in Fastcodesign and designboom. Workshops were organized in conjunction with the Tinkering Studio, Exploratorium(SF, US), Artience lab (Deajeon, South Korea.) and Heureka science center (Vantaa, Finland). Moreover, the installation made with LINKKI was exhibited in Bay Area Maker Faire 2016 and in a duo exhibition “Connected” at Audiovisual Pavilion in Seoul.
Further experiments and exploration into the potential of it following in the near future, here I share the basic design plan, fabrication method, and play ideas so that users can download, make and play with LINKKI.
The copyright of all the design files and photos belongs to Eun Young Park and the use of the design file is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
How it works: parts and mechanisms explained