Design and Technology
My Own Personal Yellow Brick Road
Categories: Mechanisms

After doing a bit of research I’ve found that there are only 5 basic mechanisms!

  1. The Inclided Plane
  2. The Wedge
  3. The Screw
  4. The Lever
  5. The Wheel

On a closer look you can reduce this list to just two basic mechanisms, a wedge is like an inclined plane, or two joined together and a screw is like an inclined plane wrapped round a shaft. The wheel is like a lever that moves through 360°. So the remaining two are the inclined plane and the lever…

Wonder what you can make with these?…

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