On my robot I am building now I need to make some cross braces and diagonal braces work best. I started tinkering around with the Pythagorean Theorem a bit to find a brace that would fit. I was hoping to find a brace length that would be close and if I had to “stretch” the braces a bit, I was fine with it. I created a large Excel spreadsheet using all the “A” and “B” lengths up to 50 and calculated the “C” length. I was surprised to learn that there are tons of right triangle combinations where the “C” length comes out to a whole number.

And of course you can use multiples of the numbers above such as a 6-8-10 triangle or a 10-24-26 triangle. These numbers allow you to use even numbers when selecting a brace. This is a piece of information that I will keep handy in the future.

OK, maybe it wasn’t

*THAT*much fun.

Hate to say this, but you've only got two 'right triangles' in your picture. The far right one is an equilateral triangle. You're really lucky that I am not letting me 6 year old loose on you ...

ReplyDeleteYou are right. I just got lazy and pulled a picture from a previous post but I couldn't find one that had only right triangles.

ReplyDeleteHmm..That's good article i think,we can knowing more about math..

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