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MAKE – 2d. Materials & Components (Mechanical Components)

Mechanical components allow to to produce physical movement.

The main examples are Linkages, Levers, Cams, Pulleys, Gears.

For more information look in the Technical Knowledge section.

What is a mechanical linkage?

A mechanical linkage is a collection of parts joined together to change or help movement. For more information look in the Technical Knowledge section under Linkages.

What is a mechanical lever?

A lever is a simple machine that will make lifting or moving an object easier. For more information look in the Technical Knowledge section under Levers.

What is a cam?

A cam is part in a mechanical linkage, it can rotate or slide. For more information look in the Technical Knowledge section under Cams.​​​​​​​

What is a pulley system?

A pulley is a simple machine that makes it easier to lift or move a heavy object. It includes at least one wheel and a length of rope. For more information look in the Technical Knowledge section under Pulleys.

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What is a gear?

A gear is a rotating part in a machine it has teeth cut around its circumference. For more information look in the Technical Knowledge section under Gears.

How a mechanical watch works.

Follow these hyperlinks to learn more:-

  1. Components
  2. Build
  3. How a Pulley Works

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