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So, I'm not actually an engineer, but I'm designing something (completely mechanical) for the fun of it.

I am now stuck on a (pretty simple) mechanism I've come up with - I managed to figure out the math behind my idea, but turns out in practice there's a problem I did not expect and can't figure out how to solve.

I am looking for a place where people who actually know what they're doing might point me in the right direction (be it "give it up, it won't work", "have a look at this mechanism, it works and does what you want", or "the answer is in this chapter of this book").

So I don't expect it would have much educational value, as despite the fact I'm pretty sure I have the mathematical background to understand what I'm doing on a deeper level, I fear that if I get into that, I will never finish my project.

So, is it acceptable to ask for that kind of help here?

I figured before I piss someone off in the mechanical engineering forum by making them read something long only to conclude the thread should be locked, I should piss someone off in this forum first by making them read something slightly shorter...