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Island 4 Engino Cams and Cranks

Mechanics and Structures

Cranks and cams are used in machines to transform one type of motion into another. A bell crank  transforms horizontal motion to vertical motion. A projection called a cam on a rotating shaft is used in automobile engines to operate a valve stem. At one point in each revolution, the cam pushes up the valve stem, transforming circular motion to vertical motion

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Engino-Cams and Cranks

With Engino's Mechanics Cams & Cranks set, POP students learn how to transmit power using Cams and Cranks. They will discover how these mechanisms are crucial elements of many machines even though they are not considered as "simple machines". POP students will build 8 working models such as a fishing crane, an oil pump, a moving figure, a moving bridge, a sewing machine and a flying eagle. Challenges will include easy-to-follow building instructions for all models or create their own designs using cams and cranks. The booklet provides detailed explanations of the different scientific principles applied and incorporates innovative experimental activities for hands-on learning.

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