For a long time I could not understand how to make a kinematic analysis of this device based on the coupling equations (like here). The equations were drawn up relative to the ends of the grips (horns), that is, relative to the coordinates of 4 points. That's 12 equations. But then only a finite number of mechanism positions take place (as shown by RootFinding[Isolate]). It turns out that there is no continuous transition between these positions. Then it is natural to assume that the movement can be obtained with the help of a small deformation. It seemed that if we discard the condition of a constant distance between the midpoints of the horns (this is the f7 equation at the very beginning), then this will allow us to obtain minimal distortion during movement. In fact, the maximum distortion during the movement was in the second decimal place.
(It seemed that these guys came to a similar result, but analytically "Configuration analysis of the Schatz linkage" C-C Lee and J S Dai
Department of Tool and Die-Making Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Kaohsiung, Taiwan Department of Mechanical Engineering, King’s College, University of London, UK)
The left racks are input.
The first text is used to calculate the trajectory, and the other two show design options based on the data received.
For data transfer, a disk called E is used.